Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Chili

Have you noticed that I am a sucker for anything pumpkin during the fall? :) Its just so healthy and so yummy. I love this variation of chili! I added some soaked kidney beans to it as well because my baby loves beans and they are so good for her! Then it needed a little water so it wouldn't be too thick. I also added some cinnamon and nutmeg because anything pumpkin tastes better with those spices :) I forgot to copy the website I got it from, though, sorry.


1 lb

ground beef

1 cup

chopped onions

1 cup

chopped green bell peppers

1 clove

garlic, minced

Two 14½oz.

cans diced tomatoes

1 cup

pure pumpkin pureé

1 Tbs

ground chili powder

1 tsp

ground cumin seed

½ tsp

ground black pepper

dash of


½ cup

grated cheddar cheese

½ cup

sour cream



Brown ground beef in large sauté pan with onion, green pepper and garlic. Spoon off grease.


Return to heat and add tomatoes, pumpkin, chili powder, cumin, pepper and salt. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.


Serve topped with cheese and sour cream.