Chipotle Chili for Football Sunday Suppers

It’s that time of year! Enjoy this healthy version of Football Sunday Supper Chipotle Chili and make everyone happy!

Chipotle Chili for Football Sunday Suppers
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Sweet Onion
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 lb Chipotle Chicken Sausage
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup Tomatoes
  • 1 can Pinto Beans
  • 1 cup Butternut Squash
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Saute diced onion and fresh poblano pepper in olive oil on medium-low heat until tender - about 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate saute pan, brown the fresh sausage over medium heat. Transfer to a colander to drain any fat that renders away. Add drained, cooked sausage to the onions and peppers. Add a dash of salt and red pepper flakes at this time.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the pot and simmer on low heat for about an hour. Adjust seasonings to your tasted.
  4. Serve the chili with diced, fresh sweet onion and dollop of plain greek yogurt (or sour cream) with a spritz of fresh lime juice.
Notes
I make a summer chili and a winter chili and this one is the winter chili - the difference is the squash. I like to add vegetables to a pot of chili, and a winter squash such as butternut is perfect.  The chicken sausage can be substituted by a healthy meat protein of choice (I love the chicken chipotle sausage) or it can be prepared as a vegetarian chili.  Make a pot and have it for a packed lunch.

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