I love chili. I have so many fast, easy, healthy, and delicious Moni Chili Recipes that I have created over the years. A lot of that has to do with my snowboarding days living in Colorado and Oregon. 😉
I like this recipe because it is loose and you can please your vegetarian friends with it or you can also go ahead and add a meat (as seen below) if you want to as well. Basically, you can just sub the butternut squash with the meat (turkey bacon is great too!)… or you can add some meat in addition to the squash…or of course just keep it vegetarian which just fantastic too!
The star of this chili though is the roasted red bell peppers! This is also just a beautiful looking meal and like most of my chili recipes, I have a secret ingredient. What is it you ask? Well, beer of course! Just one beer does the trick with flavoring this pot of chili in one heck of a way that cannot be substituted! Trust me. Must add the beer! (If you do not want to though- extra vegetable broth works too.)
Cumin and paprika add earthy flavor to this hearty chili. I also add a lot of hot sauce to mine. But as I mentioned, you can really add anything else you want. Toppings that I like are cheese, sour cream, and chives but all are optional and add what you fancy really.
Serve with a hearty salad and try my Honey Corn Bread/Muffins on the side too.
This is a healthy chili with nothing but good for you ingredients and the best part is, it taste almost better then next day when the flavors combine to one another. Enjoy!