Michelle’s Pumpkin Chili

UPDATE: I made this for Halloween and it was great! I did make a few changes and am noting them below.

It is Halloween week and it’s all about the PUMPKIN!! For Featured Chef Tuesday I am so excited to share my friend Michelle’s Pumpkin Chili Recipe. It may inspire you to whip it up for Halloween!! I think it sounds so yummy!! Thanks so much to Michelle for sharing!!
1 T. canola oil
1 onion, peeled & diced
1 clove garlic, diced
1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef or turkey (I used turkey)
2 15 oz cans cannellini beans (I used 1 can cannellini & 1 can black)
16 oz. chopped tomatoes (I used 28oz can tomatoes, would use 2 next time!)
1 c. canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!!)
4 oz. chopped green chilies (I used a 7oz can, love the flavor)
1 T. cumin
1 T. chili powder (will use a tish more)
1 t. sugar
1 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. unsweetened cocoa (will do 1 tsp next time)
(I will also add 1 can of chicken broth nest time)
Saute garlic & onion in oil. Add meat and brown. Add remaining ingredients, cover & simmer for approx. an hour- stirring occasionally. Enjoy!!

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  1. Ms Bibi says:

    I found your blog through Moms Blogs.

    I like your site and I will follow if you don’t mind.

    I never heard of Pumpkin Chili, but it sounds really good. I must try it sometimes.

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