Autumn Pumpkin Chili
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
Makes4 servings (1-1/4 quarts)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 small green pepper, chopped
- 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, corn chips and sliced green onions
- Saute the onion and green and yellow peppers in oil in a large skillet until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Crumble turkey into skillet. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
- Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the pumpkin, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours. If desired, serve with toppings.
Nutrition Facts1-1/4 cups: 281 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Dec 27, 2019
If you love pumpkin you'll enjoy this chili! I substituted plant based meat for the turkey and added jalapenos for a little heat. The chili is hearty and full of fall flavors that did not disappoint.
Nov 28, 2018
Loved it! I made it just like to recipe.
Oct 10, 2017
Loved it...added another can of diced tomatoes, 1/2 can of beer, white beans & a splash of apple cider.....SO YUMMY!
Oct 10, 2017
Like another reviewer, I added chili seasoning and 2 cans chili beans. Would have substituted black beans for one of the hili beans but I didn’t have any. We like things spicy so added some Jalape?os. It was delicious. Very hearty and satisfying.. served with fresh cornbread. The only thing that would have made it better were if it were snowing.
Sep 25, 2017
Pumpkin makes the chili nice and thick and hearty. Like many chlis, it is even better the next day.
Oct 31, 2016
After reading the reviews I made this last night for our pumpkin carving family dinner...I modified it the following and it was a big hit! I added chopped celery to the onion and pepper mixture...I used McCormick chili seasoning envelope instead of just chili powder...I added a dash of cumin and sea salt...I used rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies...I added 1/2 can of black beans and 1/2 a can of pinto beans rinsed and drained half way through the cooking time and 1 cup of chicken broth as it was too thick. We topped it with Fritos, cheddar, and a scoop of sour cream. Served it with cornbread, fruit, and a salad. It will be a tradition for Halloween eve for us! Yum!!
Oct 26, 2016
I made this recipe exactly as it is written here. It is OK but heavy on the peppers flavor. Next time I will cut the peppers in half and add a can of beans.
Oct 24, 2015
Very bland! Will make it again with some of the suggestion by other reviewers. I like the pumpkin flavor that is added, but it needs a lot more!
Oct 19, 2015
Added more salt.
Nov 9, 2014
I've made this several times and it always turns out great with a few tweaks. I add cumin, red pepper flakes, and use a hot chili mix instead of chili powder. I really like mine extra spicy so I slit two habanero peppers and add to the chili and let it slow for hours. This receipi makes a good base for making chili.