recipe in green ramekin accented with parsley

Pumpkin Chili

Add vegetables and the important nutrient Vitamin A by including pumpkin in chili.
4 from 1 vote
Course Lunch & Dinner
$1.4 per serving
Servings 8 cups


  • ½ pound lean ground meat (beef, turkey, or game)
  • ½ cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (or 1 tsp minced or 1/2 tsp powder)
  • ½ cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 3-4 cups cooked pinto or kidney beans (or two 15-ounce cans, drained)
  • 1 15-ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (or 2 cups fresh cooked pumpkin, puréed)
  • 1 4-ounce can green chilies (drained)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste


  • Brown meat, onion, garlic, and bell pepper in a large pot. Drain fat.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or longer. Add a small amount of water if chili gets too thick.
  • Serve with brown rice or corn bread muffins.

Nutrition Label

Serving: 1 cup
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