Budget Meals: Black Bean And Butternut Squash Chili


Budget Meals: Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Make this hearty vegetarian chili on the weekend for an easy midweek comfort meal


This recipe was provided by Navicore's own Ksenyia R. from our Credit Counseling Department.

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The recipe

3 onions chopped
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 large red pepper diced
1 large green pepper diced
2 jalapeños chilies seeded and diced
2 15oz cans of fire roasted tomatoes
2  15oz cans of black beans, rinsed
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
4 cups butternut squash, peeled,  and cut into 1/2-inch dice
Salt and pepper

Warm oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat.
Sauté onions until tender, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.
Add bell peppers and jalapeños; sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.
Stir in beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Arrange squash on top. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Season chili with salt and pepper. Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese and other accompaniments, if desired.

The finances

$1.93 Onions
$2.38 Garlic cloves
$1.98 Red pepper
$1.93 Green pepper
$0.46 Jalapeños chilies
$2.38 Fire roasted tomatoes
$1.98 Black beans
$0.99 Chili powder
$0.37 Cumin
$0.25 Dried oregano
$3.20 Butternut squash

From the pantry
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Grand Total: $14.39

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Andouille, Red beans and Rice
Apricot Chicken
Vietenamese Pho Soup
Hearty And Cheesy Johnny Marzetti Pasta Bake
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Budget Meals: Chimichurri With Chicken And Grilled Vegetables

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