Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Friday, October 11, 2013

As you may have noticed, I'm obsessed with fall and anything pumpkin.  One of my favorite meals for autumn is pumpkin turkey chili.  I'm not the best photographer, so it may not look that great but it is delicious!  This is a regular in my house, and I make it about once a week throughout the cooler months.  It's super easy, healthy, makes a lot of servings, and reheats well.  It takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish, and should make enough for 2 dinners for a family of 4.  The other great thing is that I usually have most of the ingredients in my pantry or fridge.  And don't be scared, most people can't even tell it has pumpkin in it.  So here is the recipe:

  • 2 squash (yellow or green) diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil 
  • 1 lb. of ground turkey (or beef)
  •  1 can diced tomatoes
  •  1 can corn, drained
  •  1 can black beans
  •  1 can pumpkin
  •  1 tbsp. chili powder
  •  water (to your liking)
  • 1 cup cheddar or Mexican cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup sour cream (optional)
  • bag of tortilla chips (optional)

1.  Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. 

2.  Cook squash in the oil for a few minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.

3.  In the same saucepan, cook the ground turkey until brown.

4.  Lower heat to simmer.  Stir in diced tomatoes, corn, black beans, pumpkin, chili powder.  The chili will be thick.

5.  Stir in a can filled with water.  You can add more water if you prefer your chili to be more like soup.

6.  Cover and simmer on low for about 10 minutes, until the chili is heated thoroughly.

7.  Serve chili in a bowl, topped with cheese and sour cream, and tortilla chips on the side.

My husband and I like to eat the chili by using the tortilla chips as spoons.  So good!  

I hope your family enjoys pumpkin turkey chili as much mine does! Let me know what you think!
- Jessica

1 comment:

  1. OMG this looks amazing! Definitely giving it a try.