I love a good hardy bowl of chili. I created this one because I had a surplus of butternut squash (this seems to happen to me frequently for some reason). The squash add a nice kick of sweetness that is balanced nicely with the smokey and very spicy heat from chipotle in adobo.
I also added some chia seeds at the very end. They make the chili nice and thick without using a starch. They also help fight inflammation and provide a plant-based source of protein and heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
You can keep this dish vegan/vegetarian by using a plant-based ground such as Beyond Beef or just adding beans. This dish is also fabulous with lean ground turkey or beef. If you’re watching your saturated fat, go for just beans or the turkey.Read more “Butternut Squash Chili”