Three out of the three people I served this to said this was the best chili they ever had…so I’d say it’s a winner! Roasted butternut squash combined with grass-fed beef and tons of veggies! Seasoned this with herbs, chili powders and a dash of cinnamon which made this the perfect fall dish!

1⃣Peel and dice one small/medium butternut squash into 1″ pieces and place in a bowl
2⃣Drizzle with olive oil and mix pieces around to ensure they are all coated then season with:
🔹Chili powder
3⃣Place on sheet pan lined with parchment paper and place in 425F pre-heated oven and cook for 25-30 minutes

1⃣In a large pot, cook
🔹2lbs grass-fed ground beef
🔹1 Onion, chopped
🔹1 Jalapeño, diced
🔹1 Green bell pepper, chopped
🔹1 Zucchini, chopped
🔹3 stalks of celery, chopped
🔹4 cloves of Garlic, diced
🔹Crushed red pepper
🔹Garlic powder
2⃣When beef is fully browned, add in:
🔹2 canned or fresh diced tomatoes
🔹1can black beans
🔹1T tomato paste
🔹roasted butternut squash
3⃣Stir above then add in seasonings to flavor as desired (amounts are rough guesstimates):
🔹3T Oregano
🔹1t Cayenne pepper
🔹1t Crushed red pepper
🔹3T Chili powder
🔹1t Chipotle chili pepper
🔹2T Emeril’s essence
🔹1T Paprika
🔹1t Cinnamon