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bowl of slow cooker pumpkin chili with toppings

Pumpkin Chili – Slow Cooker

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Amerian


Cooked in the slow cooker all day, this Pumpkin Chili recipe brings the flavors of fall to your table by adding in pumpkin and a hint of cinnamon and spices. It is the perfect dinner for a busy night!



  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (homemade or canned)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder – or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Few drops of hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium saute pan, brown the ground beef. Add the onions and bell pepper and cook until the onions are translucent.
  2. Pour the ground beef mixture into a slow cooker. Add the beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Serve with your favorite chili toppings, such as cheese, sour cream, or tortilla strips.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline. Nutritional counts do not include any toppings.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 265
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 667 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg

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