Butternut Squash Curry Chili

I went to the Martin Solveig show the other night. It was at Beta nightclub. If you have never been there before, you can prob here a cops sirens as he pulls you over for being a douche on the road. If you HAVE been there, ever, you're probably on the news, unknowingly in a high speed chase with the cops. That last sentence seemed a lot cooler in my head. To sum things up, their sound system is pretty intense. Intense in a good way though. You can feel your heart vibrate. I'm always excited to know I still have one.

I was pumped because I've decided to boycott jeans. I want nothing to do with them. I want to be myself when I'm out and myself includes stretchy black tights. So much more fun to dance in. And that's what we did. Laura, Sarah, Kam, and I all got our dance on. We dropped it in low squat a lot. That's either a drunk hoe move or a CrossFit move. We will just call it a CrossFit move to make us sound like classier ladies. Either way, it felt right in the moment.
F*ck jeans
Beta is a place to definitely make a person feel old. That is, if you are over the age of 21. Most of the kids in there are all on some kind of drug and just want to grind on each other like they are at a hormone filled, 7th grade dance. Hilarious to watch honestly. Especially since I was sober. I can't imagine that kind of rug burn for a guy feels good. But what would I know. I don't grind. Nor have a male organ.

I made up this chili for a special event. But then I didn't go to the special event. Good story. So I might as well share the recipe. It makes A TON of chili, so if you have a family, this will go a long ways. Jason was once again my taste tester and he gave it an 8.5 out of 10. I'll take it. I got this idea from Health-Bent. Remember how I like to copy. They are ridiculously food smart. If you are wanting to cool off your spicy chili, use the avocado cream from the Health-Bent recipe link above.

And don't complain about how many spices go into this recipe. It's a chili you idiot.

What you need:
  • 1.5lbs ground beef
  • .5lb ground pork
  • 1 large butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14) oz can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (14) oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken or beef stock
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoon coconut butter or coconut concentrate
Spice Mixture--
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground clovessalt and pepper, to taste
What you do:
  1. Heat up a large pot over medium-high heat with a tablespoon of some kind of fat. Add the beef and ground pork and let it brown. Cook for about 5-8 minutes. 
  2. While the meat is cooking, chop all your veggies and squash. I just cut my squash in random slices then chopped them. Easy peasy.
  3. Once meat is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl. 
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Now add your chicken stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and coconut milk to the pot. Mix together. Cover and cook until butternut squash is tender.
  6. Add spices and beef/pork back to the pot. Stir to combine. Last, add coconut butter and mix thoroughly.
  7. Decrease heat and let simmer to let all the flavors combine.
  8. Then consume.
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