This low-carb Chili with Butternut Squash is a hearty upgrade to classic meaty chili that fits Paleo, Keto, Low-FODMAP, and Whole30 diets.
- 2 lb ground beef, chicken, or turkey (or a combination thereof)
- 2 large jalapenos, finely diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced (I like yellow, orange, or red for this)
- 1 cup green onions, chopped (green parts only)
- 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 10 oz frozen diced butternut squash (you may sub fresh, but it will need to cook slightly longer)
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- Optional toppings: Shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, cilantro
- In a large, deep saucepan (14 inch or larger) brown meat on medium-high. Alternatively, a stock pot or large dutch oven will also work.
- Once meat is browned, lower heat to medium and add jalapenos, bell pepper, and green onions, sauteing with the meat for around 2 minutes. You don’t want the meat to burn, but you do want the peppers and onions to get a little direct heat on them.
- Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Then add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and butternut squash. Stir again to combine.
- Allow the chili to come to a simmer for 10-12 minutes so that the butternut squash can soften and everything becomes aromatic.
- Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if needed.
- Serve warm with optional topppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, and cilantro.
The nutrition facts above account for a mix of 1lb of 85/15 ground beef and 95/5 ground chicken.
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- Serving Size: 1 portion
- Calories: 356
- Sugar: 6 g
- Sodium: 678 mg
- Fat: 15 g
- Saturated Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 18 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 34 g
- Cholesterol: 115 mg