Seconds, please! It’s the chunky butternut squash and beer that give this fantastic meatless chili its richness and appeal. Add in tomatoes, beans and the perfect mix of spices, and you’ve got an enormous crowd-pleaser. Add whatever you’d like on the side — cheese, cilantro, sliced avocado, or olives to turn this into the one-pot equivalent of taco night.
This is a Chris Prosperi original, first created on the fly. Now he can’t make it fast enough for chili fans, even the meat-loving variety. (Senior Contributor Chris Prosperi is chef and co-owner of Metro Bis in Simsbury, Conn.)