Pumpkin Chili – Surprise them with this hearty recipe!

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Pumpkin Chili is extra hearty with a delicious sweetness and earthy undertone that takes chili to a whole new level of good.  The perfect way to knock off the chill and satisfy hungry bellies.

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Pumpkin Chili is extra hearty with a delicious sweetness and earthy undertone that takes chili to a whole new level of good.  The perfect way to knock off the chill and satisfy hungry bellies. Chili recipe at TidyMom.net

Pumpkin Chili is Perfect for Fall

Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Ice Box Cake, Pumpkin Monkey Bread, Pumpkin Pie French Toast Roll Ups, Pumpkin Butter, Pumpkin Pie…….. I hope you’re not sick of pumpkin recipes yet because I have a really delicious one for you today.

As the weather starts to cool down, it’s time for chili!!  So, to start the chili season off, I thought why not marry it with pumpkin season.

Pumpkin Chili my friends, is extra hearty, delicious and rich in Vitamin A and C.  Even if you’re not a fan of pumpkin, I think you’ll love this pumpkin chili.

There’s not a strong pumpkin flavor (I bet most people would never even guess pumpkin ), the canned solid pumpkin thickens the chili, giving it a subtly sweet, earthy undertone along with spices that will blow your mind.

Pumpkin Chili is extra hearty with a delicious sweetness and earthy undertone that takes chili to a whole new level of good.  The perfect way to knock off the chill and satisfy hungry bellies. Chili recipe at TidyMom.net

I know once the calendar turns to September, the world is taken over by the orange-yellow fruit….or is it a vegetable?  Either way, it’s pumpkin season, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! Pumpkin is full health benefits for our bodies, everyone should be eating it all year long. I’m game for that!!

A big pot of chili is hard to beat when you’re serving a crowd.  It hits the spot and can be made ahead of time.

I made this chili recipe on the stovetop, but it could certainly be made in the slow cooker. Simply brown your meat before adding it to the slow cooker, and your house will smell amazing when your guests arrive.

Pumpkin Chili with Bush’s White Chili Beans and Bush’s Black Chili Beans.

WHAT ARE THE BEST KINDS OF BEANS TO MAKE CHILI?

This pumpkin chili is packed with flavor that starts with my favorite Bush’s White Chili Beans and Bush’s Black Beans in Mild Chili Sauce.

These chili beans are perfectly seasoned, zesty and packed with protein and fiber, you could even make this a meatless chili, and not miss out on flavor.

 

CHECK OUT HOW EASY THIS PUMPKIN CHILI RECIPE IS TO MAKE! WATCH THE VIDEO!

 

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Pumpkin Chili is extra hearty with a delicious sweetness and earthy undertone that takes chili to a whole new level of good.  Perfect for a crowd and to satisfy hungry bellies. Chili recipe at TidyMom.net

HOW LONG WILL CHILI KEEP IN THE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER?

Chili should be refrigerated (or put in the freezer) within 2 hours of cooking. It’s best in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer for 4-6 months. This pumpkin chili recipe deserves a place in your recipe box and in your stomach!

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Wouldn’t this chili be fun to serve on Halloween or for a Halloween party?  I found the pumpkin casserole and pumpkin bakers at World Market, they were the inspiration for the pumpkin chili recipe.

Pumpkin Chili with black and white chili beans.

 

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Pumpkin Chili is extra hearty with a delicious sweetness and earthy undertone that takes chili to a whole new level of good.  The perfect way to knock off the chill and satisfy hungry bellies. Chili recipe at TidyMom.net

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Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili is extra hearty with a delicious sweetness and earthy undertone that takes chili to a whole new level of good.  The perfect way to knock the chill off and satisfy hungry bellies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pound ground beef or turkey (I used 1 pound of each
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Bush's Black Chili Beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Bush's White Chili Beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin
  • 3 cups V8 vegetable juice
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can green chiles
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
 

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook meat until brown and drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and seasonings. Simmer 1 hour.

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Disclaimer:  I grew up in a house that used  Bush’s Beans. I am now fortunate to have an ongoing relationship with them as a brand ambassador for the past 5+ years. This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but as always, all opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that make TidyMom possible.  For more great recipes like this one, please visit their website.