Butternut Squash Chili with Meatballs

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Butternut Squash Chili with Meatballs
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
For the meatballs
500 grams
1
1
½ teaspoon
Cumin (ground)
½ teaspoon
ground cilantro
2 tablespoons
chopped cilantro
4 tablespoons
vegetable oil (to saute)
For the pumpkin chili
1
1
2 tablespoons
1
2
1
1 tablespoon
freshly ground peppers
1 tablespoon
chopped mint
How healthy are the main ingredients?
oniongarlicCumincayenne peppersaltButternut squash

Preparation steps

1.

For the meatballs: Peel the onion and garlic, chop finely and transfer to a bowl with the ground beef, cumin, coriander and cilantro. Season with cayenne pepper and salt. Form into balls and roll in flour. Heat the oil in a skillet and saute until golden brown, remove from the pan.

2.

For the pumpkin chili: Peel and core the butternut squash and cut into 1 cm (approximately 3/8-inch) cubes.

3.

Rinse and halve the pepper lengthwise, remove the seeds and white ribs and roughly chop.

4.

Peel the onions and garlic and dice small.

5.

Rinse the chile, halve lengthwise, remove seeds and finely chop. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion, garlic and chile and saute until the onion is translucent. Add the pepper and saute over low heat until soft. Add the butternut squash, the broth and thyme and simmer until the squash has softened, about 20 minutes. Add the meatballs to the pan and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve sprinkled with mint.