4 Meat Chili with Butternut Squash


I never was a fan of chili, until I started trying to live a Paleo lifestyle. At that point, in my ongoing search for the perfect Paleo recipes that would be absolutely delicious and satisfying, I came across a chili recipe that looked like it had potential. I tweake, and keep changing it up.

Chili can be made in so many ways. I like to change-up the meats I’m using, and am experimenting with other add-ins as well, as you’ll see here.

I’m always looking for sales on meats, and the New York strip steak, originally $5.53, was going for $3.87. It was the most affordable choice at Walmart that day.

(You may also like the one here.)

Ingredients

2 (3-qt) crock pots

2 Tablespoons coconut oil

.73 pounds New York strip steak

2 pounds ground mild sausage

2 pounds ground beef

6.5 ounces skinless turkey smoked sausage

8 ounces tomato paste

3 cans organic diced tomato

1 cup diced butternut squash

3 Tablespoons chili powder

3 Tablespoons cumin

2 teaspoons oregano

2 teaspoons parsley

2 teaspoons allspice

2 teaspoons salt

2 cup of beef broth

  1. Brown the ground beef in about a tablespoon of coconut oil. Drain, and split between two 3-qt crock pots.
  2. Repeat step 1 for the ground sausage.
  3. Chop the turkey sausage and the steak and split between the crocks.
  4. Pour the diced tomato and squash over the meats.
  5. Add a can of tomato paste to each.
  6. Add the oregano, parsley, and spices, splitting each equally between the two crocks.
  7. Pour a cup of beef broth over the contents of the crock, and cover.
  8. Heat on low 6 or 7 hours. Turn the slow cooker off.

Tips

  • Buy ingredients when they are on sale; specially the meats and spices. If you can afford to stock up at that time, do so to be prepared for future meals.
  • Combine sales with coupons when possible, to save even more money.
  • Use produce for your own garden for even more savings, and better quality and taste.
  • Try using different combinations of meats.
  • Experiment with different types of vegetables.
  • Freeze the leftovers, and use them to create new recipes.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve over spaghetti squash with cucumber rounds and carrot sticks.

Shannon

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.

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