I can’t believe we’re nearly two weeks from Christmas! Ahhh, are you guys ready? We are heading to Utah next Thursday and I’m already planning on next week being a crazy week. I’ve been terrible at meal planning lately (we’ve had a few too many nights of take-out or pizza) so I’m trying to plan some quick meals to make next week! I did manage to make this Instant Pot Beef & Butternut Squash Chili last week and it was so good. Warm and hearty soup for a cozy winter night 🙂 It was raining last week when I made it, so yeah I can say that!
It’s taken me a while, but these last 10 months my Instant Pot has proven to be my most used kitchen appliance. Do you have one? If not, GET ON BOARD. This soup took 25 minutes total (it takes a little time to warm up and start cooking!)
For the butternut squash in the soup, I like to buy the pre-cut squash from Trader Joe’s and just dice it up a little smaller! If you don’t like butternut squash or have sweet potatoes on hand, you could swap those too!
I added a little bit of cinnamon to add a touch of sweetness & loved it!
Instant Pot Beef & Butternut Squash
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlice, minced
- 2 cups peeled & diced butternut squash (i buy mine pre-cut at trader joes)
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 1 15 OZ can kidney beans, drained
- 2 14 oz diced tomatoes, drained
- 32 oz beef broth
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Other easy meals to make this busy time of year…
BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizzas So easy- have a few options for toppings and let kids choose!
Breakfast Tacos (breakfast for dinner is always my fall-back quick meal)
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken (for burritos, tacos, salads, burrito bowls!)
Life is But A Dish’s Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs over noodles or make meatball subs. I’ve also made these in the instant pot- 12 minutes high pressure!
Lauren’s Latest Easy Korean Beef
Easy Honey Baked Oatmeal (breakfast or a snack for a crowd)