A quick cooking Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili (without beans!) that is hearty, filling, and ready in about 30 minutes.
This past weekend all I wanted to eat was chili. Between the football games, cold weather, and continual wearing of sweatpants, chili was the perfect thing to really make it the ultimate lazy day. The only problem was that I didn't want to spend hours making chili and I had been spending the past few weeks counting way back on my carbohydrate intake so beans were out. Always up for a challenge, I decided to tackle this head on and vowed to come up with a delicious, hearty chili that didn't take hours to make. This started with a once over of my pantry and fridge and luckily I had everything I needed, including the star, a giant butternut squash.
From there I took all the classic chili ingredients and went to work. Sauteing the veggies first along with the spices, helps to really deepen their flavor without standing by the stove all day. Then the rest is easy - turkey, tomatoes, chicken broth, and butternut squash. I topped mine with a ton of fresh lime juice, a mountain of cheese and avocado, and plenty of cilantro.
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