Pumpkin chili! No one would guess that there is pumpkin it.

Pumpkin Chili

By on September 23, 2017

When I was searching for pumpkin recipes for our Pumpkin Gone Crazy Recipe Group I came across several for Pumpkin Chili.  I could not imagine what chili would taste like with pumpkin in it… However, curiosity got the best of me and I began experimenting with recipes.  The Thug Kitchen Pumpkin Chili Recipe was my favorite. Reading the Thug Kitchen Cookbook is also a favorite.  It will entertain you, make you laugh and provide incredible recipes!

So after making a few changes this chili was perfect for our family.  I did not add meat to it but if you want meat in your chili add a pound of cooked ground turkey or organic ground beef.  And if you are wondering, it does not taste like pumpkin at all.  It tastes like…well…chili! Just a tiny bit sweeter.

Pumpkin Chili
Serves 4
This is a hearty, delicious chili! If you don't say anything, no one will guess that there is pumpkin in it!
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  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 cup chopped onion
  3. 1 cup diced carrots
  4. 1 diced bell pepper
  5. 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 2 teaspoon liquid aminos or soy sauce
  7. 2 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  8. 1 teaspoon roasted ground cumin
  9. 1 can (14.5 ounces) low-salt diced tomatoes
  10. 1 (15 oz.) canpureed pumpkin
  11. 2 cups vegetable broth
  12. 1 can organic black beans
  13. 1 can cannellini beans
  14. 1-2 tbsp lime juice (half a lime)
  15. Toppings of your choice: cilantro, chopped onion, jalapeños, avocado, tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream...
  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and carrot and saute until lightly brown, around 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, liquid aminos/soy sauce, chili powder and roasted cumin.
  4. Cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  5. Deglaze with the tomatoes.
  6. Stir in the pumpkin, broth and beans.
  7. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. Stir occasionally to keep the chili from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  9. Remove from heat, stir in lime juice and season to taste.
  10. Top with your choice of toppings.
  11. Enjoy!
Adapted from Thug Kitchen
Adapted from Thug Kitchen
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