nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 168
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Fiber: 10 g
Vegan

Black Bean Chili with Winter Squash

6 Servings

30 minutes or fewer

Cut each squash in half, scoop out seeds, and place in a microwave-safe container with 1/4 inch of water. Cover and microwave until tender, allowing 2 to 3 minutes per squash half. Remove squash and let cool, then peel and cut into chunks. In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, [...]
  • 1 medium or 2 small winter squashes (acorn or butternut)
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 (16-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 4-oz. can chopped mild green chilies
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt to taste
  1. Cut each squash in half, scoop out seeds, and place in a microwave-safe container with 1/4 inch of water. Cover and microwave until tender, allowing 2 to 3 minutes per squash half. Remove squash and let cool, then peel and cut into chunks.
  2. In large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except squash and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently 15 minutes. Stir in squash and season to taste with salt. Serve warm.
January 1999

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comments

Loved it! Some friends stopped by for dinner and this was a hit. I added some leek, used a couple pickled jalapeños instead of the green chilis and made cornbread for the side. Really loved the taste of the hot peppers without chili powder; will definitely make this again!

Eli Watson - 2013-10-10 01:31:27

I gave this recipe to my college age daughter because it's so easy and yet so good. I even had her use froze butternut squash to make it even easier! Delicious!

Kim Parham - 2010-12-21 15:55:53

fun to make. added some butter,sugar and peanut butter to bring out flavor from the squash. might not add as many tomatoes or beans next time.

loryann - 2010-12-10 20:34:53

so good, and SO filling!

Erin G. - 2010-11-16 23:50:32

This was probably the best chili I have ever eaten (non-vegans add sour cream...trust me)! It was definitely evidence that vegetarian food can be as tasty, if not much tastier, than meat-based dishes.

Benjamin Matthews - 2009-12-30 13:48:08

My husband made this. We chose to add a little more spice and garlic, and it was absolutely awesome. Make sure the squash gets cooked as much as you like it. Ours needed to be cooked a little longer because we like softer squash.

Teresa - 2010-12-20 14:50:20

It has potential with some modifications. Add extra cumin and some chili powder. Next time I'll cook the squash less in the microwave and add it to the rest of the ingredients a little sooner so it absorbs more flavor.

Eve - 2012-01-23 21:17:53