How To Make Pumpkin Chili

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Pumpkin Chili

I wanted to share a new recipe that I just tried. I got the recipe from October’s All You Magazine; however, I made some adjustments to make it more of my own. I do have another chili recipe that I make that I use pumpkin in but I thought this one was worth sharing. One thing I did want to mention is I very rarely use ground beef but due to the chicken/turkey recall that was all that was available at the store. I usually make spicy chili, but this is a mild, slightly sweet chili that the entire family will enjoy.

Here are the ingredients I used:
3 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 yellow onion chopped (small)

1 Jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped (large)

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 pound ground beef (I used ground round)

1 29 oz can of petite diced tomatoes

1 15 oz pure pumpkin

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 Tbsp Ancho Chili Powder

1 Tbsp Cumin

Salt and pepper (desired amount)

1 15 oz can of both red kidney beans and white kidney beans-drained and rinsed

In a large pot heat oil. Saute onion, pepper, and garlic until tender. Transfer to a bowl. Cook meat until brown and add vegetables back into the pot. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until chili thickens. Serve with your favorite toppings.


  1. Well this sounds different. Pumpkin Chili is something I haven’t yet tried. I am going to get the ingredients together and hopefully, Monday, make it for our lunch.

  2. I have a few pumpkin chili recipes on pinterest that I have been interested in trying. However, I always stop and worry about what it will taste like. I think it is time that I get over it and try it already. Your recipe looks great. Perhaps this will be the one I try.

  3. Anything with pumpkin in it this time of year is sure to be a hit! :0)

  4. OMG! I can’t wait to try this!! I never thought of using Pumpkin in chili!

  5. My stomach says yes, yes, yes but my mind, reading that there is pumpkin in chili says “wait… what?!” haha I will tag this for a time when I’m feeling adventurous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I have never heard of Pumpkin Chili but it actually sounds really delicious. I think it could really blend in well.

  7. Ooo this looks yummy. I actually haven’t made chilli for myself and the boyfriend yet. I’ll give this one a shot!

  8. I really need mo make this, sounds delicious!

  9. I’ve been thinking about pumpkin chili or maybe even adding butternut squash chunks of sweet potato chunks. Sounds good.

  10. wow, this sounds different but very yummy. Going to give this a shot!!

  11. I love finding fall theme recipes and I can only imagine how good this is

  12. I never heard of this but it looks great! I’ll have to check it out!

  13. At last the pumpkins are ready in England! This is going on the menu!

  14. Hmmm… pumpkin with chili? chili with pumpkin? I would try this recipe. If its sweet and spicy, it would surely be a hit.

  15. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll pass this to my husband. He’s our chef at home.

  16. I love spicy chili. I have never tried it with pumpkin. How does that affect the flavor?

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