Nick’s Zone: Chipotle Bison Chili With Butternut Squash


In these chilly winter months, nothing hits the spot like a bowl of hearty chili. Nick Massie of brings us this simple recipe to warm your soul—and your belly.

“Nothing says ‘warm me up’ like a bowl of my chipotle chili with butternut squash and bison,” Massie says.

You’ll only need one pot and these fresh ingredients: butternut squash, onions, bell peppers, tomato puree, diced tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, bison, chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder, salt and pepper.

Start by toasting the chili powder and cumin in olive oil. Toss in the garlic and seasoned meat and begin incorporating the onions, butternut squash and peppers as directed. Allow the ingredients to steam with the lid on for a bit and you’ll be ready to add the tomato product and, finally, the chipotle.

After portioning out 11 three-block meals, Massie tests the dish to ensure it’s perfect.

“So good,” he says. “I automatically want to go back in for another bite. … This is definitely a meal that you’ll look forward to.”

To download the recipe for chipotle bison chili with butternut squash, click here.

Video by Nick Massie and Jesse Kahle.