Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili


"My hometown has a pumpkin festival every year and this is one of the recipes our family enjoys."


1 h 20 m servings 409 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.6g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 924 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and sugar. Simmer 1 hour.
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  1. 307 Ratings


I used this recipe when I was throwing a chili cookoff at my house and I decided to compete in the "Most Interesting Ingredient" category. This was a wonderful recipe, but I did change it: I use...

My potluck guests loved this chili. I used 1 1/2 lbs hamburg instead of 2 lbs, added 2 15 oz cans of black beans and an additional can of kidney beans (drained), an entire 15 oz can of pumpkin ...

I won an "Iron Chef" competition with this (the secret ingredient had to be pumpkin - was totally unique!) Did add a few things though - 2 cloves minced garlic FULL can of the pumpkin puree "das...

This is a great unique chili! It rather reminded me of a middle eastern dish because of the cinnamon blended with cumin. (yes, I added a bit of cumin in addition to the chili powder.) I also ...

Very good chili. Used 1 lb fround beef and 1 lb ground pork. Also used good quality ancho chili powder. Thought the smokiness of the ancho chilis would compliment the pumpkin. Did not have p...

Entered a chili cookoff competition at work with this recipe and came in second. Everyone gave it high marks and mainly wanted to taste it due to the uniqueness of using pumpkin in a chili. Am...

This recipe is a perfect blend of chili and pumpkin pie. The spices comingle nicely on the tongue. It was a hit with my picky husband and 3 year old.

I listened to other reviewers and made the following adjustments: used 1 # of ground turkey & 1 # of ground beef; used one red bell pepper instead of green; instead of tomato juice I used 2 (15 ...

Loved it! Fall is my favorite season and this chili fast-forwarded the seasons for me. My husband thought it was too sweet, but I finished it off.