Turkey Chili With Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe
Try this Fall Recipe for Ground Turkey Butternut Squash Chili
This turkey chili with butternut squash and apples recipe tastes like Fall in a bowl! A few members of our team have made this, to rave reviews. What a delicious way to use butternut squash and apples that are seasonal at this time of year.
This recipe for butternut squash turkey chili with apples is from Julie Van Rosendaal www.dinnerwithjulie.com
- canola or olive oil, for cooking
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
- 1-2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 lb (454 g) ground turkey
- 1/4-1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2-3 cups chicken stock
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced
- 1 large tart apple, diced
- 1 14 oz (398 mL) can diced or crushed tomatoes
- 1 14 oz (398 mL) can coconut milk
- 1 19 oz (540 mL) can black beans, drained (Or any bean! We’ve also tried chickpeas & red beans – still delicious!)
Set a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add a generous drizzle of oil. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cook for 4-5 minutes, until starting to soften. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until the meat is no longer pink. Add the cilantro (if you like, save some of the leaves for garnish), garlic, chili powder, cumin, and some salt and pepper and cook for another minute.
Add the stock, squash, apple, tomatoes, coconut milk and black beans. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30-45 minutes, until the squash is tender and the chili has thickened. Season with more salt, if it needs it. Serve right away or cool and refrigerate overnight, then reheat the next day. Serves 6.
Nutrients Per Serving:
- Calories 454
- Protein 23g
- Carb 36g
- Fat 26g
- Fibre 10g
We hope you have enjoyed this recipe for turkey chili with butternut squash! Do you have a favourite way to cook or serve this fall vegetable? Let us know in the comments!
You might also want to try this chili recipe also: Super Speedy Chili Con Carne Recipe on our blog as well.
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