Slow Cooker Winter Squash Chili

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J. White Harris

By
@JWhiteH

This is very good. I put the recipe together to use vegetables from my garden, winter squash and purple hull peas. I used Lakota Squash but any winter squash will work. I used purple hulled peas but black eyed peas taste the same. It is an easy chili that's sure to please. It's a great base with lots of options to spice it up depending on who is going to be eating it. I put everything together in the morning and let it simmer all day; cooking time can be adjusted to fit your needs.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped fresh garlic
  • 2 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    (28 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    rotel tomatoes and green chilies
  • 4 c
    cubed fresh winter squash
  • 2 can(s)
    (15 ounce ea) field peas
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    chinese five spice
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • ·
    salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 c
    vegetable broth, if needed

How to Make Slow Cooker Winter Squash Chili

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; brown pork, stirring often, until crumbly and no longer, pink, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add chopped onion and celery and cook until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic for the last minute.
  3. Drain and discard any fat.
  4. Transfer pork to a slow cooker and stir in diced tomatoes, squash, field peas, brown sugar, winter squash, Chinese five spice, and chili powder. Add broth if needed.
  5. Set cooker to Low, cover, and cook until pumpkin is tender and has started to break apart, at least 3 hours. At the end of cooking add Salt & pepper to taste.

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About Slow Cooker Winter Squash Chili

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy



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