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Harvest Chili Recipe

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3/4 cup
    • Calories: 169
    • Fat: 7g
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
    • Cholesterol: 50mg
    • Sodium: 289mg
    • Carbohydrates: 8g
    • Fiber: 2g
    • Protein: 17g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe's nutritional content

Harvest Chili Recipe

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Chili is a football party favorite. This harvest chili recipe is loaded with vegetables and lots of flavor.


    • 3 lb 90% lean ground beef
    • 2 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
    • 2 cups diced celery
    • 2 1/2 cups butternut squash peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
    • 1 tsp minced garlic
    • 4 Tbsp chili powder
    • 2 Tbsp cumin
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 can (29 oz) reduced-sodium tomato sauce
    • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes with liquid
    • 2 cubes beef bouillon, crushed
    • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 2 cups zucchini cut into 1/2-inch chunks
    • 2 oz shredded low fat cheddar, optional
    • 1/2 cup chopped onions, optional
    • Whole wheat crackers, optional


    • In a large saucepan, brown the beef over medium heat. In a colander, drain the beef over a bowl and discard the fat. Set the beef aside.
    • Lightly coat the same saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion, celery, squash and garlic and sauté over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add the reserved beef, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and paprika and stir.
    • Add the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes with their liquid and stir. Add the crushed beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar and stir. Simmer on low, covered, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 30 minutes, or until the squash is almost tender.
    • Add the zucchini and stir. Continue to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until zucchini is tender. Serve with the cheddar, raw onions and crackers, if desired.
Yield: 24 servings

Recipe courtesy of Kaela Carpenter,

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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