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Crock-Pot Curry & Spice Squash Chilli

Oh man, it’s time for another bomb Crock-Pot recipe that is perfect for fall!

I freaking love my Crock-Pot, and the love just keeps on growin’! So I am trying to put together a solid collection of recipes that I’ve found that rock my world, so I can always have something yummy to throw together when I don’t have time to cook or recipe hunt.

This little chilli number is going to be among the ranks because chilli is one of my favorite things to make in the Crock-Pot, I love the curry twist on it, AND it uses squash… and yeah, I love squash. So this is a win win for me, and I hope you like it too!

Either way you can at least feel good about the fact that it is a healthy and nutrient dense meal, so there’s always that.

I will say that it has quite a complex and powerful spice flavor from the cinnamon, cloves, and garam marsala so you can use less is that’s not really your thing and you want more of the curry to come through.



Butternut Squash Curry & Spice Chili
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef (uncooked)
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14) oz can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (14) oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken or beef stock
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk (well stirred)
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • salt and pepper, to taste

If you want more of a traditional chili taste use these spices:

  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add all ingredients to your Crock-Pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8.
  2. Garnish with avocado, cilantro, scallions, greek yogurt, and/or organic sour cream.

-Recipe adapted from Julie Bauer


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