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Beef and Butternut Squash Chili


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  • 1 pound stew beef cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, chopped fine
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 5 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons hot Mexican chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 ounces frozen cubed butternut squash
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons butternut squash seed oil (optional)



Step 1

Cut stew beef into bite size pieces and coat with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in dutch oven. Brown beef, remove and set aside. Heat remaining oil in dutch oven. Add chopped onion and cook 3 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic, jalapeno and bell pepper and cook 2 or 3 minutes. Add wine and stir in tomato paste. Add whole tomatoes and crush with wooden spoon. Return cooked beef to the pot. Add spices, stir to combine, cover and simmer for one hour. Add butternut squash and water and simmer for one more hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and finish with red wine vinegar (and optional butternut squash seed oil.)


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