Chipotle Butternut Venison Chili

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I was looking for a recipe to use up a butternut squash that was given to me and decided to go out on my own and make a chili. This has a nice amount of heat with the chipotle and no gamey taste. My kids (4 and 19m) gobbled it up with the addition of sour cream, shredded cheddar and a glass of milk.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix the butternut squash with olive oil, spread out on pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Set aside.
  5. Brown meat with green pepper, onion and garlic until no longer pink.
  6. Add diced tomatoes, Rotel, black beans, cumin, chili powder, chipotle pepper and salt.
  7. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Add butternut squash and simmer another 10 minutes.