Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
What to do with all that leftover squash? When in doubt...make a chili! You can make this into a "sweet" chili by adding a sweetener of choice. I use lean ground turkey. NOTE: Please do not use corn grits. The hominy referred to is a canned vegetable.
- 1 1⁄4 lbs extra lean ground turkey
- 1 lb butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans or 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
- 1 medium onion, diced (3 oz)
- 4 1⁄2 ounces green chilies or 1 chopped anaheim chili
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can yellow hominy
- 1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
- 1⁄2-1 cup fat free chicken broth (depending on how thick you like your chili!)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- In a large non-stick stockpot, sauté garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes.
- Add ground turkey and cook over medium heat.
- When the turkey is cooked about halfway, add the squash to the pot and continue cooking and stirring until turkey is cooked through.
- Add all other ingredients to pot and stir.
- Bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
- Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until squash is softened to your liking.
This chili was really, really good. I made it exactly as stated in the recipe. Served it with some good organic course ground cornbread which went with the chili beautifully. I did add just a pinch of sugar to take the bite out of the tomatoes. Will definately make again. Thanks for the recipe.
We liked this recipe; though we found the grits a bit out of place. We don't usually put them in chili. It was also a bit spicer than most of my family likes. Still not bad! Thanks for the recipe.
This chili was delicious! I was a little hesitant about the squash in the chili, but had some to use up so I went for it. :) The whole family liked it, including my very picky niece and nephew. I liked that there was just enough spice to give some good flavor, but it wasn't to spicy for everyone to enjoy. (a few of us added some chili sauce at the table). I used a jalapeno in place of the anaheim chili and corn in place of the hominy. And I also had to use beef broth in place of the chicken broth when I discovered my cupboard was bare. :) I probably used about 3/4 to one cup and it was still thick and yummy! Thank you so much for posting!