Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Great Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Today is a special day so let's wish a Happy Birthday to Julie from This Gal Cooks!  A bunch of her blogger friends are helping her celebrate by contributing pumpkin recipes - one of her favorite ingredients (links below).  And who doesn't like pumpkin, right??

Recently the September/October Rochester's Women Magazine came out and I found this recipe that looked intriguing to me - I have never heard of a pumpkin chili so decided to give it a try.  A did tweak it a bit because we like spicy and I wanted to use some of the canned tomatoes I just put up.

Pumpkin Turkey Chili | Cooking on the Front Burner

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients (8 servings)
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 chopped yellow pepper
  • 1 4 oz can diced chilies
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 16 oz ground turkey
  • 1 cup pumpkin pie filling (not puree)
  • 2 cups crushed or diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbl chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • Toppings - sour cream
1. Heat the oil in dutch oven (or similar pot). Saute the onion, celery, yellow pepper and garlic for 5 minutes. Add turkey and continue to saute until meat is done.
2. Add tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add pumpkin, broth, seasonings, and beans. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Serve with sour cream
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili | Cookin on the Front Burner

So I hope you have a great birthday Julie!!  Glad we are friends and enjoy this recipe!


  1. Yummy dish and I love your pumpkin bowl.

  2. I love that you used pumpkin in a savory dish! Not only is the pumpkin great with all these flavors, but it's also packed with nutrients...double score!

  3. Wow, Deb. We love chili over here and I am so happy to have this pumpkin chili recipe to try!! Pinning this right now! LOVE those little pumpkin dishes too!! xo

  4. Deb, I would have never ever thought of pumpkin chili! It looks really good, I've intrigued!!

  5. This looks so, so tasty, Deb! :) I want a bowl right now!

  6. Chili is my most favorite thing to eat from now until March!! Warms me up and makes me happy! I have tried a pumpkin chili in the past, but boy do I have to try your version! Looks mouth watering!

  7. Sounds amazing Deb! I LOVE chili and am always for new ways to jazz it up. This is perfect! Pinning!

  8. Deb, this sounds fabulous! I am always on the prowl for good chili recipes but have never used pumpkin before. This is going on next week's menu!

  9. I love chili and pumpkin :) This looks great!

  10. Oh this looks so good, Deb! I like that it uses pumpkin pie filling. I don't think I've ever seen a recipe that uses actual pumpkin pie filling. They all ask for puree! What a great recipe. Thank you so much for making this for my birthday celebration. Pinning and sharing on all of the social media!

  11. This looks wonderful, perfect for fall! Love the little pumpkin bowls.

  12. what a fun idea to create recipes to celebrate her birthday. This looks terrific! I'm hopping over from Strut Your Stuff I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I invite you to join me at Katherines Corner Hugs! P.S. only one day left to enter my giveaway

  13. Hi Deb! This looks amazing :) I'd love if you'd stop by and link up over at Feed Me Friday

  14. I never would have thought to add pumpkin to chili, but it looks delicious Deb...and I want that bowl!!!

  15. Oh wow, Deb, you outdid yourself on this one! I wish I was having it for dinner tonight, but hopefully soon! Thanks for linking up at Saturday Night Fever :)

  16. Deb, I cannot wait to make this. AMAZING, and I LOVE that dish

  17. I'd been hoping that we would have enough pumpkins in the garden for eating and Halloween but so far not single one made it past golf ball stage :-( But the chilli and the other ideas do look yummy!

    We are sharing hot, hot, hot chilli & curry posts at this week's Empty Your Archive and I would love for you to link up - Alice @ Mums Make Lists x


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  19. I love trying new chili, so this is going to be on my menu in the upcoming few weeks. Perfect for fall!

  20. I never would have though to add pumpkin to chili! This sounds perfect for those cooler nights ahead!

  21. This chili sounds awesome! We will definitely be trying it this fall!


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