RECIPE: Pumpkin Chili

CHEF provides a great recipe for fall that everyone will love

SAN ANTONIOPumpkin Chili Recipe


1 Medium onion, diced

2 small bell peppers (any color)

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 garlic cove, minced

1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin

1 can (12-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes

1 can of black beans

1 can of pinto beans

2 cups of vegetable broth

4-1/2 teaspoons of chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

2 teaspoons of paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Red pepper flakes


Sour cream or Greek yogurt

Shredded cheese


1 pound of cooked ground turkey


Add oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Add onion and diced garlic. Cook the ingredients until the onion is translucent. Add diced tomato and bell peppers. Let the ingredients simmer for 5 minutes. Add pinto beans, black beans, solid pack pumpkin, vegetable broth, ground turkey (optional), chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. 

Let all the ingredients come to a slight boil, then turn down the heat and cover the pan for 15-20 minutes. Once done, scoop chili into a bowl and add any toppings such as Greek yogurt or sour cream, jalapenos and shredded cheese. Let it cool and enjoy! 

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