Sausage and Butternut Squash Chili Verde


Looking for a little something to spice up dinner? This quick and easy dish will fit the bill! It’s a super flavorful twist on classic comfort food and it’s sure to please.

1 teaspoon Natural Grocers® Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pound chorizo
1 large organic onion, diced
6 cloves organic garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Cumin Seed
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Oregano Leaf
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, (spice level of your choice)
1 cup organic chicken broth
1 (16-ounce) jar tomatillo salsa (salsa verde)
1 (10-ounce) package frozen organic butternut squash cubes, or 3 cups fresh organic butternut squash cubes
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt and Organic Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Optional for serving
1 cup chopped organic cilantro
1 organic lime, cut into 8 wedges
1 organic jalapeño, thinly sliced
  Natural Grocers Brand Organic Mexican Blend Cheese Shreds
  Natural Grocers Brand Organic Corn Tortilla Chips or corn tortillas , (warmed according to package directions)
  organic sour cream

1. Heat a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Once hot add the olive oil, swirl pan to coat, and add the sausage. Cook, breaking it up with a fork as you go. When nearly cooked through, add the onion and cook until the onion is translucent.

2. Add the garlic, cumin, and oregano. Sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the green chilies, broth, salsa, and squash. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, partially cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender; this will take about 10 minutes if using frozen squash or 25-30 minutes for fresh squash.

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with cilantro, lime wedges, jalapeños, cheese, and corn chips or tortillas.


Beverage Pairing

Recommended Beverage Style: Red Wine

  • Loscano Malbec