Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash Turkey Chili
Here’s a comforting fall dish from Food Network that’s easy to make and keeps great for leftovers. If you purchase Jenni-O ground turkey from a select retailer and upload your Receipt on Swagbucks, you’ll earn 45 SB on that purchase! Here’s how to make it.
3 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 1/2 cups)
4 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
Two 14-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
Freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up chunks with the side of a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Push the turkey to the edges of the pan, leaving the middle empty. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, then the onion and garlic to the center of the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin and coriander and stir about 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste and 1 teaspoon salt and stir until the paste begins to darken in color, about 30 seconds. Then add the squash, tomatoes and 4 cups water, scraping the bottom of the pan to release any stuck bits. Bring to a simmer, adjust the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the chili has thickened and the squash is tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
- Stir the beans into the chili and heat through, about 5 minutes. Season with an additional 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper, then taste the chili and stir in up to 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Spoon the chili into bowls and top each bowl with cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.