This comforting Asian-Spiced Pork Chili with Butternut Squash will have your family going for seconds and thirds of this flavorful dish!
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
- 1 14.5 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 14.5 oz. can white cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 14.5 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 15 oz. cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon Chinese Five Spice
- 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (red chili paste)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 avocado, thin sliced for garnish
- Sour cream for garnish
- In a large Dutch oven, sauté the pork on medium-high heat until just browned, breaking pork into bits while cooking. Remove the pork and let it sit on paper towels to drain. Wipe out the pot with paper towels.
- Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to the pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the garlic and onions until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add in the bell peppers and butternut squash, and sauté another 5 minutes until peppers are just softened. Stir in the black beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans, and tomatoes and let cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the cumin, coriander, Chinese Five Spice, sambal oelek, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the pork back into the chili and stir to combine well. Let simmer another 5 minutes, uncovered.
- Garnish the chili with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and a dollop of sour cream. Serve with a side of our Jalapeño Corn Bread.
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