Southwestern-Style Succotash Chili

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Southwestern-Style Succotash Chili
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  • 6Servings


  • 1 large acorn squash (about 2 pounds)--peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 poblano chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 1 10 ounce bag frozen corn, thawed
  • 3 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 10 ounce box frozen baby lima beans, thawed
  • 1 10 ounce box frozen black-eyed peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano


Preheat the oven to 475 degrees . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the acorn squash, season with salt and pepper and bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the ground beef, breaking it up, over medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 3 minutes; using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl. Add the onion, chiles and corn to the pan and cook over medium heat until the corn begins to brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, lima beans, black-eyed peas, oregano and beef. Lower the heat, cover and simmer until the black-eyed peas are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the baked squash and season with salt and pepper.