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turkey pumpkin chili

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jessica S
Peabody, MA

Seems I'll put pumpkin in just about anything. In this recipe, I substituted pumpkin/chicken broth for the tomatoes in traditional chili. Now the chili is packed with not only a great comforting flavor, but fiber & vitamin A. This is very filling & satisfying. No guilt needed! :)

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For turkey pumpkin chili

  • 1 lb
    lean ground turkey(93/7 or 99%)
  • 1 can
    29 oz. 100% pure pumpkin(or 2- 15oz. cans)
  • 32 oz
    carton chicken broth(fat free/reduced sodium)
  • 2 can
    dark red kidney beans(2-15oz cans), drained & rinsed
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, diced(~ 1.5 cups)
  • 1 sm
    red bell pepper(or yellow or orange), diced
  • 1 sm
    sweet onion, diced(~ 1 cup)
  • 3 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper, to taste

How To Make turkey pumpkin chili

  • 1
    In large sauce pot on medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onions and bell peppers. Saute several minutes until starting to soften. Add garlic & turkey.
  • 2
    Break up turkey and as it starts to brown add in dried parsley, 2 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tbsp of paprika, then salt & pepper. Mix well. Finish browning meat.
  • 3
    After turkey is done cooking, stir in canned pumpkin and saute for a few minutes. Pour in chicken broth and mix well(if needed add more broth or water to desired thickness). Add the rest of the chili powder & paprika and then kidney beans. Stir well. Check for seasoning and add more salt & pepper to your tastes. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes.

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