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Since I posted a soup recipe yesterday for the cold weather, I thought I’d keep on going and post this chili today! I actually found this recipe online when I was looking for a way to use up some ground beef and sausage, and thought it sounded like a great twist on your regular, old chili. I had never had pumpkin in chili before! I cut way back on the seasonings, and cut out all the sugar that was suggested in the original recipe, but crazy enough – this was still a little sweet. Next time, I would cut back even more on the pumpkin pie spice, and maybe up the chili powder. But besides that – it was a nice change from regular chili!

Pumpkin Chili
adapted from allrecipes.com

Serves 6

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 minutes

1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound sausage
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 can (15 oz) Great Northern beans
2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes
7.5 oz canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper

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

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10 Responses to Pumpkin Chili

  1. Sweet and Savory says:

    It must be pumpkin day, as I just baked a batch of my yogurt pumpkin muffins this morning!

  2. Katerina says:

    Another thing that has been on my list fro awhile since I have been spotting it on sites. I obviously haven't looked that closely though. I had no idea it actually contained pumpkin pie spice. Crazyness.

  3. Barbara says:

    Oh my…what an unusual recipe. Love pumpkin and I do like it in some savory dishes but don't think I would want any sweetness in my soup.
    Looks good, though, and perhaps with the adjustments you suggest, I'd love it.
    Super photo on the b/w placemat!

  4. Kim says:

    Sounds like a unique take on chili. I'd definitely like to try this one just to see how it tastes.

  5. Joanne says:

    This looks delicious! I am quite the pumpkin fiend and love it with sausage. What a great way to add a new flavor to a bowl of chili!

  6. Sook says:

    Oh wow, I've never heard of pumpkin chili. Sounds great to me! I love pumpkin.

  7. grace says:

    breaking out the pumpkin in february, eh? good for you–there's no reason it should be limited to the fall. 🙂

  8. teresa says:

    we're huge fans of chili, but i would never think to put pumpkin in it! great idea!!

  9. Katie says:

    This sounds delicious and perfect for this time of year. Pumpking is so creamy and comforting

  10. Marie says:

    Pumpkin chili has a healthier ring to it than the usual standard stuff!

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