Black Bean ‘n’ Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean ‘n’ Pumpkin Chili


My family is crazy about this dish because it uses ingredients you might not ordinarily find in a comfort food favorite.  Believe it or not, pumpkin is what makes it so special.  Freeze a batch for later; it tastes even better reheated.

           Deborah Vliet                                                             Holland, MI                                                                      


Black Bean ‘n’ Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Black Bean ‘n’ Pumpkin Chili

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 sweet yellow pepper, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (15 oz.) solid-pack pumpkin

1 can (14 ½ oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

3 cups chicken broth

2 ½ cups cubed cooked turkey

2 tsp. chili powder

1 ½  tsp. ground cumin

1 ½ tsp. dried oregano

½ tsp. salt

Cubed avocado and thinly sliced green onion


In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion, pepper and garlic; cook and stir until tender.

Transfer to a 5 qt. slow cooker; stir in the remaining ingredients.  Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours.  Top with avocado and green onion.            10 servings


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