Nothing quite beats the smell of a gently simmering pot of homemade chili sitting upon your stovetop. This version is made with hearty black beans, naturally flavorful butternut squash, and a POP of sriracha sure to please any spice loving heart.You can adjust the amount of heat to fit your preference; the amount listed in the recipe is a great starting point as it yields a chili that has a subtle kick, but no major bite.
If you love spice (like me!) feel free to double the amount, or add more to your bowl before digging in.
I added kale to this chili for a nice pop of green, but if you’re not on team kale, please go ahead and use spinach, swiss chard, or any other green you can think of! Just remember spinach and chard will cook much faster than kale, so add them at the very end 😉
This Spicy Sriracha Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili is a great meal to make on the weekend and enjoy as a quick lunch or dinner throughout the week. I have quite the reputation for basically living off giant pots of soups, stews, and chilis come the colder months, and I can vouch that this chili is 100% amazing when you’re in need of cozy comfort food. Bonus: It’s totally healthy! And won’t leave you feeling bogged down and gross. Even after bowl #3… not that I would know…
I typically top this chili with fresh avocado slices, a dollop of sour cream, and – you guessed it – more sriracha! I am a sriracha fiend through and through.
If you’re a vegetarian, I know finding a good, reliable chili recipe can be tough. This chili right here won’t let you down! If you’re not a vegetarian (like us) but are looking for some kick ass comfort food that’s good for you too, this recipe is here for you. Take comfort in a big bowl ASAP. xoxo
Sunday Suppers: Spicy Sriracha Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili