Black Bean, Sausage, and Butternut Squash Chili

Black Bean, Sausage, and Butternut Squash Chili

By annamueser Published: July 17, 2012

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins



  1. Heat olive oil in a stock pot or deep skillet over medium heat. Add sausages and brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel. When cool enough to handle, cut in 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Add onion to pot and sauté until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add squash, garlic and peppers. Sauté 3 minutes. Add dry spices and cook stirring, one minute. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, tomato paste and bay leaves.
  3. Simmer until squash is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in black beans, sausage, salt and pepper. Simmer 10 more minutes. Taste to adjust seasoning.
  4. Before serving add cilantro. Serve in bowls with scallions, fresh avocado (if using) and additional cilantro.