Don't let the "pumpkin" ingredient deter you from trying this chili. We really could not taste it at all. It gave the chili a nice texture and as my son described a bit of a "savory" flare (can you tell we've been watching Kids Iron Chef?) I adapted the original recipe to our liking. I used less meat, more beans and a few extra spices. Loved the way it turned out. I was worried I would have to convince the rest of the family to try it, but I didn't have to coax anyone into finishing their bowl. It wasn't until after dinner that I told them I added a can of pumpkin in the chili! The boys were in disbelief! Perfect meal for a chilly autumn day. Enjoy!