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Black-Bean Chili With Winter Squash

blck-bean-chili-squash Photo: Yunhee Kim

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large chopped onion (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium diced yellow bell pepper (1 cup)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fat-free, less-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped mild green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium winter squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation


1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, chipotle chile powder, and oregano. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover and cook 10 more minutes.

2. Cut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out and discard seeds, pierce with a fork a few times, and put in a microwave-safe dish with 1/4 inch water. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave on HIGH 8 minutes or until tender. Let cool; peel with a small sharp knife, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Stir squash into bean mixture; cook 5 minutes. Stir in salt. Serve warm.

Andrea's wine pick: The chiles, beans, and squash demand the earthy smokiness of a French red Rhone wine. Look for the magnificent 2004 vintage of La Vieille Ferme CĂ´tes du Ventoux ($7.99).



    Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 39 minutes.
  • Yield: Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 226
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.5g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 44g
Fiber per serving: 9g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 699mg
Calcium per serving: 171mg

Good to Know

This delicious, vegetarian chili is packed with rich, smoky flavors and tastes even better the next day.