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Savory Pumpkin Chili

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It’s finally Fall which means it’s time for all things pumpkin! Did you know pumpkin is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals?! Specifically, pumpkin is a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C, which help boost our immune system. Pumpkin is also rich with antioxidants and is a good source of fiber.

There are many reasons to rave about pumpkin, and personally, I love how versatile it is because of its mild flavor. You are probably familiar with pumpkin’s sweet side from treats like pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and so on. But did you know pumpkin can be savory too?! This chili recipe I’m sharing today from One Lovely Life is a great example of an easy way to add this savory superfood into your diet.

Can’t get enough pumpkin? Add a spoonful or two into your favorite pancake, waffle, or muffin mixes or even into your morning oatmeal; make a pumpkin yogurt parfait; blend it into a smoothie; roast pumpkin seeds in the oven. The options are endless!

The colder months are approaching so it is a great time to get in the kitchen with your family and experiment with new recipes! Give this quick and simple chili recipe a try and let us know how you like it. Happy Fall y’all!






Savory Pumpkin Chili


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (15oz) can pinto beans, not drained
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, not drained
  • 1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, brown ground beef with pepper, onion, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. As this is cooking, add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion, powder, salt and pepper 
  3. When cooked through and the veggies are tender (10-15 minutes), add pumpkin puree, undrained beans, and the tomatoes with their juice to the pan.
  4. Simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes until ready to eat.
  5. Enjoy!


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