Whole30 Approved Fall Chili

This recipe is perfect for a fall day. The chili has so many warm flavors and the butternut squash adds the perfect amount of sweetness. I enjoyed my bowl on the porch rooftop :)

** Makes 8 Servings**

What you’ll need:

Chili Spice Mix :

(Makes enough for 7 recipes of Rooftop chili. Store in air-tight container.)

  • 5 Tbsp. chili powder

  • 2 Tbsp. cumin

  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder

  • 1 Tbsp. oregano

  • 2 Tbsp. paprika

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. onion powder

  • 1 tsp ground pepper

  • 2 tsp salt

Rooftop Chili Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of beef

  • 2 cans of Whole30 compliant diced tomatoes

  • 2 green peppers, diced

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1/2 large butternut squash or 1 medium size squash, cubed

  • 1 yellow squash, cubed

  • 1 cup of Whole30 compliant broth or water

  • 2 Tbsp. of Chili Spice Mix as listed above

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1.  Cook the 2lbs of ground beef in a 5 Quart pan in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat for about 7-10 minutes or until fully browned. Drain the meat once fully browned. Leave ground beef in the 5 Quart Pan

  2. While the meat cooks, dice your green peppers and onion. Cook the peppers and onions in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil in a separate pan from the meat for about 5-10 minutes on medium heat or until the onions are clear.

  3. While the peppers and onions are cooking, cube your butternut and yellow squash.

    TIP: To save time, you can purchase butternut squash pre-cut at the grocery store. You can find this in the section where all of the fresh, pre-cut veggies are.

    How-To Cut a Butternut Squash: Click here.

  4. Add the peppers, onion, and squash to the mixture and stir.

  5. Open and add the (2) cans of diced tomatoes. Stir.

  6. Add the 2 Tbsp. of Chili Spice Mix and 1 cup of Whole30 Compliant broth or water. Stir.

    TIP: If you don’t have Whole30 Compliant broth on hand for a recipe, water can potentially be a substitute. A good rule of thumb is if the recipe is calling for 1 cup or less, you can use water. If a recipe calls for more than 1 cup, you should purchase Whole30 Compliant broth. Click link above for a compliant brand. (I have found this brand at target too)

  7. Bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook for about 30 minutes (or until you can pierce the butternut squash with a fork).

  8. ENJOY!