#PumpkinWeek ~ Pumpkin Chili

Welcome to Day 5 - our last - of the 2017 Pumpkin Week! Hosted by Terri from Love and Confections, 31 Bloggers will be sharing 106 pumpkin-filled recipes over the course of the week. Be sure to browse back through the past 5 days of posts to see all the delicious creations - from muffins to cakes, cocktails, breakfast baked goods, savory pastas and stews, and gluten-free recipes too. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections' #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board! 

I apologize for the fact that these aren't the prettiest pictures - I took them in poor lighting when I was prepping the chili in the evening, and then the next day at the Chili Cook off at work when it was in the crock pot! I am going to have to make this recipe again, soon, because it was really tasty, and because I need better pictures! I loved the creamy texture the pumpkin adds to this dish, and for me this recipe contains the right ratio of meat to beans to veggies. I was really happy with it. Play with the seasonings to your taste - I will probably up the garlic a bit more next time. (Oh and Pumpkin Chili took 2nd place at the cook off this year - not too bad; we'll try again next year)!

Pumpkin Chili

2 lbs ground turkey
2 small onions, diced
2 bell peppers, diced
2 15-oz cans diced tomato (if you have them, replace with fresh diced tomatoes – about 3 small / medium per can replaced)
1 ½ cups chicken broth
2 TBS chili powder
1 TBS maple syrup
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
2 TBS minced garlic
2 15-oz cans pumpkin puree
3 15-oz cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
½ tsp black pepper (more / less to taste)
1/2 tsp salt (more / less to taste)


  1. In the bottom of a large soup pot, brown the ground turkey along with the minced garlic, bell pepper, and onion until cooked through and veggies are starting to get tender; approximately 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to pot. Stir, cover, and simmer on low about 2 hours.
  3. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Here are today's #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Pumpkin Drink Recipes:

"Grown Up" Potter Pumpkin Juice from The Crumby Kitchen
Hot'N'Spicy Pumpkin Margarita from Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Pumpkin and Fish Stew from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Chili from Making Miracles
Pumpkin Crab Soup from Hardly A Goddess
Pumpkin Pasta from Caroline's Cooking
Thai Pumpkin Curry from Palatable Pastime

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Bread from The Freshman Cook
Easy Pumpkin Ice Cream from Forking Up
Fall Harvest Pumpkin Sourdough Muffins from Cooking With Carlee
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pecan Fudge from Love and Confections
Pumpkin Cheesecake Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Cream Horns from Mildly Meandering
Pumpkin Milkshake from Family Around The Table
Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup from The Chef Next Door
Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Cookies from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Spiced Banana Bread from Daily Dish Recipes
Pumpkin Tiramisu from The Redhead Baker

Other Pumpkin Recipe:

Pumpkin Dog Biscuits from Feeding Big


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