Harvest Chili

Chicken-apple sausage pairs with tangy-sweet cooked apples instead of that chili regular--tomatoes. Serve this chili over hot cooked polenta.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
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Harvest Chili
tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2
pounds cooked chicken-apple sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
large red onions, chopped (3 cups)
large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch chunks (about 6 cups)
teaspoons chili powder
teaspoon salt
teaspoon cayenne pepper
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch slices
15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed, drained, and slightly mashed
tablespoon snipped fresh sage or tiny sage leaves
Golden Delicious or other apple, sliced into rings
  1. In a large Dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage; cook for 5 to 6 minutes until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon.
  2. In the same pan cook onions and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nearly tender. Add the squash; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute. Return the sausage to pan. Add broth; bring to boiling, then reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Cook apple slices in hot oil for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Transfer apples along with beans to chili. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until apples are tender. Top servings of chili with sage and apple rings.
Nutrition Facts (Harvest Chili)
    Per serving:
  • 356 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 60 mg chol.,
  • 944 mg sodium,
  • 48 g carb.,
  • 8 g fiber,
  • 23 g sugar,
  • 20 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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