Black Bean Chili with Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard

From Bon Appétit ,  March 2006

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 1/2 cups chopped onions

3 garlic cloves, chopped

2 1/2 cups 1/2-inch pieces peeled butternut squash

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

3 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed, drained

2 1/2 cups vegetable broth

1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice (or fresh plum tomatoes!)

3 cups (packed) coarsely chopped Swiss chard leaves

Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; sauté until tender and golden, about 9 minutes. Add squash; stir 2 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cumin. Stir in beans, broth, and tomatoes with juices; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in chard; simmer until chard is tender but still bright green, about 4 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle chili into bowls and serve.

Top with chopped fresh cilantro, red onions, and grated cheddar cheese, if you like.

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~ by handhollowfarm on October 6, 2010.

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