- 3 pounds ground beef
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained
- 2 bottles (12 ounces each) chili sauce
- 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- In a large Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Add water if desired to reduce thickness. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Yield: 11 servings.
Reviews for Pumpkin Chili
"I made this for a little church chili cook off and won first prize I used regular kidney beans and sweet chili sauce also added brown sugar and paired it with pumpkin corn bread. Its a real winner."
"YUM! What a fun and different take on chili. Didn't know how my husband would react to a sweeter version of one of his favorite meals. He LOVED it. Great autumn recipe...i plan to make this fall. Score!"
"My family thought it tasted like a manwhich. We're putting the leftovers on hamburger buns."
"The sweetness reminds me of a Cincinnati chili."
"I tried out this recipe for an autumn themed dinner. Everyone loved it!"
"This was delicious. I made substitutions and it was still great. I used 1 pound 10 oz ground turkey because that's how much I had. 1 can of 10 oz tomatoes because I didn't have condensed soup. 1 bottle chili sauce. 1 can hot and 1 can mild chili beans as another reviewer suggested. Added a chopped up carrot to use up extra veggies I had. And I used 1/4 brown sugar plus added a clove of garlic. This was absolutely delicious."
"I think this is the first time I've ever made chili. Not being one who craves "spicy", I used mild beans and instead of a tsp of white sugar, I used about 1/3 cup of brown sugar. It's just the right blend. I might not add a whole tsp of pepper next time, but the amount in the recipe adds flavor with a bit of a mild kick. I think next time, I will add the whole can of pumpkin for even more flavor, rather than dump the remainder down the disposal. Thanks for the recipe! Can't wait to top it off with a little cheese!"
"This is a five star chili! I made it for a church event and it won the chili cook off. More recently, my wife entered it in her work chili cook off, and she also won! We are two for two with this chili, thank you very much. Everyone asks for the recipe, or where I got it, and I tell them from the Taste of Home website."
"This makes a load of chili! I used 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground pork. I really enjoyed the flavors. I did half the chili powder as I am not too fond of spicy. I also just tossed the whole can of pumpkin in. It adds a lovely richness! I just had to try the recipe as it was such an odd list of ingredients lol... what a winner!!!"