Autumn is the season for all things pumpkin! (Can I get an “Amen?”)
So when a friend recently mentioned pumpkin chili, I just knew I had to try it.
I found a recipe online and tweaked it a bit.
And Oh My Pumpkin Lovin’ Heart!!!!!
Not only is this pot of comfort delicious, it is healthy and nutritious! It’s chock full of veggies and ground turkey and chicken. Pumpkin is heart healthy with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Tomatoes provide the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K.
A tub of this is being delivered today to a family near and dear to my heart who just welcomed a new baby (their second), along with some cornbread, so busy Mommy doesn’t have to worry. Hoping big brother loves this as much as my granddaughter loved sampling all the ingredients that went into making this yesterday.
Give this yummy recipe a try, and let me know how you LOVE it.
Happy Pumpkin Season!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 6 links (8 oz.) sweet apple with maple chicken sausage (or your fave), chopped
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup chopped sweet red, orange, or yellow peppers
- 2 16 oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 16 oz. cans pumpkin puree
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 3 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil
Garnishes (optional): sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green onions
In a large pot, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and saute onion and garlic for 2 min. Add peppers, and saute another 3-4 mins. Remove from pot and reserve.
Add 2 more Tbsp. olive oil to pot, and brown ground turkey and chopped chicken sausage approx. 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Add veggies back into pot, along with beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, chicken broth, and spices. Stir well.
Lower heat, cover pot, and simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
To serve, garnish (if desired) with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and sliced green onions.
Cheers & Hugs,