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autumn harvest chili

Autumn Harvest Chili

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 6oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can 15oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can 15oz. pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans 14 1/2oz. each diced tomatoes
  • 1 can 15oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 butternut squash peeled and cubed (bite-size)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a Dutch oven, cook ground turkey, onion, and bell pepper until meat is browned and onion and peppers are tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add next 4 ingredients, stirring everything together. Then add the beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  • Add the cubed butternut squash and simmer, covered, for about 25-30 minutes until squash is tender.
  • Stir in vinegar and serve!
  • Top your autumn harvest chili with sour cream, avocado, and shredded cheese, but these are optional. It’s delicious all on its own.