Vegan Black Bean and Squash Chili

[Photographs: Yasmin Fahr]

Note: If you're a chili-head like me, you can go for the whole can of chipotles, but as it is, it's still got some kick. Use vegan cheese to make this dish 100% vegan.

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Vegan Black Bean and Squash Chili

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 4
Active time:25 minutes
Total time:25 minutes
This recipe appears in: One-Pot Wonders: Vegan Black Bean and Squash Chili
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 yellow and 1 orange bell pepper, roughly chopped (about 1 cup each)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced or grated with a microplane grater
  • 3 1/2 ounces (1/2 small can) chipotle chilies in adobo
  • 2 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts only
  • 1 cup shredded vegan ore regular cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese for serving (see note above)
  • 1 ripe hass avocado, diced

Procedures

  1. 1

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the butternut squash and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion and peppers, stirring and cooking until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the cumin, oregano and garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute.

  2. 2

    Add the chipotle peppers, stock, and beans and cook until the squash has finished cooking, about 10 minutes. Mash the beans gently with a wooden spoon against the side of the pot to thicken, then season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve with scallions, grated cheese, and avocado.

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