This comforting and easy pumpkin chili is the best type of dish to warm up with on a cold day! Made with sweet potatoes, kidney beans and black beans – it’s a hearty and filling meal that’s comforting & delicious!
Easy Pumpkin Chili
It’s fall, so that totally calls for chili – don’t cha think?
Oh, Chili. How I love a nice big bowl of your hearty flavors, and to think you just got better by adding some of my favorite fall ingredient: pumpkin!
I love this recipe because whether you use homemade pumpkin puree or canned, the thickness and taste are delicious. You can use beef or turkey for this recipe, or make it completely vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding two extra cans of beans.
Ingredients Needed For This Recipe
- canned kidney beans
- canned black beans
- can of diced tomatoes
- green bell peppers
- sweet potatoes
- ground turkey
- chili powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- pumpkin pie spice
- salt and pepper
- pumpkin puree
How to Make Easy Pumpkin Chili
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil and add the onion. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes until it begins to look translucent.
- Add the ground meat (or none), garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Brown the meat and break down into smaller pieces.
- Add tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, water, all the spices, and Worcester sauce. Reduce heat to medium low, and add the beans.
- Cover and stir occasionally. Allow the chili to simmer for 25 minutes or more. Adjust seasoning as needed.
- Ladle into chili into bowls and top with preferred toppings.
Can I freeze this chili recipe?
Yes, this easy pumpkin chili is definitely freezer-friendly and that is why we love it so much! This recipe is perfect for meal prep, and this chili really comes in handy on a day when we are short on time.
Just freeze this chili in a freezer-friendly storage bag or airtight container. This chili will last in the freezer for about three months.
More Meals To Warm You Up
- 2 15-ounce cans kidney beans drained
- 1 15-ounce can black beans drained
- 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with their liquid
- 1-1/2 cup water can substitute with chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
- 2 green bell peppers cored, seeded, diced
- 2 medium sweet potato diced
- 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey can substitute with beef
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 can of pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- tortilla chips
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes until it begins to look translucent.
- Add in the ground meat, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Brown the meat, and break down into smaller pieces.
- Add tomatoes, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, oregano, Worcester sauce, pumpkin pie spice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes or more. Adjust seasoning as needed. Ladle chili into bowls and serve.
- Add suggested toppings of your choice.
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