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Pumpkin Chili

This pumpkin chili is such a delicious fall twist on a hearty bowl of chili! It's made with ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, and more, and perfect served with some warm bread or corn bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 346kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 TBS minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced green peppers
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 15 oz kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp red cayenne pepper


  • Add the ground beef to a large pot and brown it over medium heat. Drain out the extra grease.
  • Add the garlic and let it cook with the beef for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the pepper and onion and cook for another 5 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the pumpkin, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  • Add in the chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir it all together.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low. Let the chili continue to cook for at least 20 minutes, to 40 minutes, to let the flavors meld together nicely.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 976mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10209IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 6mg