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Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

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BMWRIGHT69

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

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  • 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

Directions

  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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NAWTYJO
220
11/5/2003

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 used a large can of pumpkin, I substituted black beans, I added approx. 1/4 cup chili powder and doubled the cumin and added approx. 1/4 cup sugar. I actually won my own chili competition with this recipe! It's wonderful! (but some of the best recipes are ones that you alter to fit your own style!)

PHOENIXSINCLAIR
169
11/4/2006

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 puree, omitted the sugar and added 2 tsp cumin and 2 tsp cayenne. This was fabulous chili! Thanks so much for the recipe, Teresa.

Alana
141
11/2/2007

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 "dash" of kosher salt and a lot more chili powder ....delicious and unique!