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Tex-Mex Turkey Chili with Black Beans, Corn and Butternut Squash

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes.  Butternut squash adds a twist of sweetness to this chili."
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30 m servings 411 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat oil in large 4 to 6-quart saucepan over medium heat and add turkey. Brown turkey for 5 to 7 minutes, breaking apart.
  2. Add onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin and bouillon powder and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until onions soften. Stir in vegetables, tomatoes, water and ketchup. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with desired garnishes.
  3. Recipe note: If using fresh butternut squash, microwave for 1 to 2 minutes before adding to the chili or allow extra cooking time to ensure tenderness.


  • Recipe note:  Use two bags (14 ounces each) frozen southwest vegetable blend in place of the canned corn and black beans.
  • For added spiciness, try adding chipotle chile powder, cayenne pepper or a favorite hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 411 calories; 17.2 g fat; 46.8 g carbohydrates; 25.1 g protein; 57 mg cholesterol; 1039 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was an easy meal with put together. If you like youe chili to be on the softer side, make sure you allow more time for it to simmer on the stove. I don't eat meat so I left out the ground t...

Simple and easy. My 2 and 4 year old boys went back for seconds, as did I. Will be great for leftovers, too, and for once the recipe truly took only the amount of time listed. A great recipe for...

This recipe was good! It was really simple and super quick to make. I think the butternut squash adds a hint of sweetness to it, or maybe it was the crushed tomatoes that I used, but it was dif...

Best chili ever! Have made this twice now!

I left out the squash and put Muenster cheese on my hot rice under the chili but this chili was super tasty! I saved it in “favorites” and will definitely make it again!!

This has a wonderful flavor and I will definitely make this again. I used herbed olive oil in place of the corn oil to give it a bit more flavor and it is healthier as well. I also added some cu...

I’m vegan so I skipped the portion regarding ground turkey. It turned out great. I used fresh butternut squash so I topped it with a sprinkle of sugar. I’d also suggest if you use fresh squash a...

This was a great recipe and I will definitely make it again. I've shared it too. I added a can of tomato paste to make it thicker.

I used finely chopped beef stew meat, because that's what was in the freezer ( I didn't cook it first, just threw it in). Also a jar of mild salsa instead of the diced tomatoes. I dumped everyth...