Pork Squash Chili: Healthy Chili Recipe

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Pork Squash Chili: Healthy Chili Recipe

This Pork Squash Chili is brimming over with good flavor and nutritional value, providing at least 45% of your daily Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Iron. It has a traditional Mexican flavor and offers a healthy serving of both fiber and protein.

This healthy chili recipe is very filling and can easily be doubled to make a large serving excellent for gatherings or just convenient, healthy leftovers. This is the perfect meal for a crowd, or for on a cold day when your hunger is more persistent than normal and nagging for something hot and substantial for dinner.

Ingredients
8 Ounces butternut squash (Peel, then cut into ½ inch cubes)
12 Ounces boneless pork chops (Cut away the fat)
15 Ounces black beans
15 Ounces kidney beans
30 Ounces stewed tomatoes
1 Cup corn
1 Large onion

1 Cup water
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tsp cumin
½ Tsp Cinnamon
¼ Tsp oregano
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Cloves garlic, minced

Throw it all together
Trim the fat away from the pork and cut it into half-inch cubes. Brown the meat in a large saucepan with the oil, garlic, and onions. Once the meat is fully cooked and the onions are caramelized, add all other ingredients and spices.

Cover and cook on medium heat for roughly 30 minutes. The Pork Squash Chili is done when the cubes of squash are thoroughly cooked and tender.

Serve with chips, bread, or tortillas, or just enjoy it as a soup. Makes roughly 6 servings.


Refrigerate leftovers in an air tight container. The chili keeps very well in the freezer, as well.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 350
Total Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
Cholesterol: 31 mg
Sodium: 54 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 80 g
Dietary Fiber: 19.2 g
Sugars: 7 g
Protein: 37 g