Pumpkin chili
Pumpkin White Bean Chili
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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!
Servings Prep Time
10 20
Servings Prep Time
10 20
Pumpkin chili
Pumpkin White Bean Chili
Print Recipe
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!
Servings Prep Time
10 20
Servings Prep Time
10 20
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 2 T cumin
  • 2 teas oregano
  • 2 cans white beans (white northern, navy or pinto)
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 8 oz can chopped tomatoes and green chili
  • 1 pepper, diced (any color!)
  • 2 C low sodium chicken broth
  • *optional greek yogurt topping
  • *optional pumpkin crackers or pumpkin tortilla chips for dipping
  • *optional chopped cilantro, green onion or chives for topping
Instructions
  1. In a medium frying pan with 1 teas of olive oil brown the ground turkey. Add 1 tsp of cumin and a bit of the chili powder to season meat.
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  2. In a separate frying pan (or in the same pan as above once meat is cooked through) saute the onion, garlic and green pepper. Add 1 tsp of cumin and saute for another 2 minutes.
  3. Then add everything to the slow cooker! Stir and then cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6.
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  4. Add a dollop of greek yogurt and some cilantro to your bowl once served. Pick up a box of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Soup crackers or pumpkin tortilla chips to dip! Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

pumpkin chili

Recipe adapted from: skinnytaste.com

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