Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili Recipe
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Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili Recipe

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Our family loves this slow-cooked recipe, especially on cold days. It's a wonderful variation on standard chili that freezes well and tastes even better as leftovers. —Deborah Vliet, Holland, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cubed avocado and thinly sliced green onions, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 192 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 658 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours. If desired, top with avocado and green onions. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 192 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 658 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

Excellent twist on chili. Used pumpkin puree (it's what I had at hand) and added a chunked sweet potato (for texture and bulk). Recipe is quite 'mild' as is. I added a tsp of chipotle powder and a bit of crushed pepper in addition to the chili and it still barely tingled. Good fiber and fairly low net carbs. Very easy. Will make again.

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

Wonderful with leftover turkey

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

Soup is delicious - and what a nice change from your typical chili! Even my picky husband loved it. After he had a bowl I told him pumpkin was in it and he gave me the "get-out-of-here, don't-tell-me-that'" look. I just laughed and I don't know if he realizes pumpkin is really in it or not but eating 2 bowls means he thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a very easy recipe. The only changes I made was I baked chicken tenders (because that it is what I had in the house) to add to the chili and simmered soup on the stove for 45 minutes instead of in the slow cooker. Either way - Delicious!! For those that gave it 1, 2, or even 3 stars - they had to have made a mistakes in making it. And if it was too bland - spice it up!

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

My entire family loved this recipe. An easy recipe to make that tastes great. I was short on time so I skipped the slow cooker and cooked it on the stove top for 45 minutes. Couldn't find chunked pumpkin so I used 8 oz of frozen sweet potatoes and 8 oz of frozen butternut squash. I will be making this recipe often.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

A very easy recipe to follow -- and one I make with very few changes -- no yellow pepper but the canned tomatoes are fire roasted and use 1 lb browned ground turkey (more 'chili like'). A definite keeper and one for those cold, rainy/snowy nights, served with fritoes on top!

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