Black Bean ‘n’ Pumpkin Chili
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
Makes10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)
- 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
- 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.
- Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the next 10 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours. If desired, top with avocado and green onions.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 192 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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Apr 15, 2019
I made this today and ate this for dinner. I thought it was easy to make and it was delicious!
Oct 31, 2018
I've made this over and over. We all love it. It doesn't take the place of a traditional beef chili if that it what you crave, but I wouldn't expect it to. Wonderful recipe!
Oct 4, 2018
I changed this recipe up a great deal. First, I had half a bag of frozen home style meatballs I didn't know how I was going to use so substituted them for the turkey. Then, I thought the spice was too strong so I added another cup of broth. It still needed toning down, so I added half and half to taste. It really turned out quite well. I will just use less cumin next time.
Dec 13, 2017
Great recipe! Slow cooking is great but it can be made a lot healthier. Instead of a crockpot, I used MEC pure clay pot for this recipe. It cooked a lot faster and the flavor was all natural and enhanced. You should try that and I promise you'd never cook in a crockpot again.
Dec 11, 2017
This is one of our favorite chili recipes! I usually substitute ground turkey, ground beef, or ground venison for the cubed turkey and it tastes just as good!
Mar 13, 2017
Family loves this. I use tomatoes with green chilies to give it some kick.
Dec 31, 2016
This was good. I used steak instead of turkey and added chipotle powder. It was a nice change from our usual chili recipe.
Nov 28, 2016
Husband says it's a keeper! I found this when looking for a different recipe for my leftover Thanksgiving turkey . I used leftover mashed sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin, subbed white beans (great northern) since i didn't have black beans on hand, and my canned diced tomatoes included green chilies. It was delicious!
Nov 13, 2016
wow! wow! Wow! "Winner winner turkey dinner"!
Nov 6, 2016
Excellent recipe! The ingredients are surprising but meld perfectly. The pumpkin adds to the flavor and texture but is not really detectable, which we liked. This recipe is easy, inexpensive and my family loved it. I will be making this regularly. I made it with leftover turkey as directed this time, but will try with ground turkey at other times of the year. The only modifications I made were to use a red bell pepper because that is what I had, and I added a little black pepper.