Cozy Winter Squash Chili with Black Beans

This is the best time of year for cozy chili and soups. However, I'm the kinda gal who can eat soup anytime. Even if it's 100 F outside. I've made chili multiple times and with multiple or different ingredient's. The one that I put together tonight, really topped the charts though. I think it was because it came together differently than I had planned. Funny...I have a lot of favorite recipes that come together differently than I have planned and they end up being "go-to" recipes thereafter. I planned on making this in the crock-pot, but ran short on time. Therefore I partially made it in the Instant Pot on the Chili/Bean setting (a pressure cooker setting), and finished it on the LOW crock-pot setting. It worked out great with lunches to spare for the next day.

By: Kristi Goode

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 4-6 hours

Total time: 4-6 hours and 20 minutes

Yields: 5 servings of 2 1/4 cups each

Cuisine: American/Tex-Mex