Phenomenal Pumpkin Chili

Let’s clear the air, friends. I don’t like to eat veggies. I could blame it on my mom, who managed a fast food restaurant my whole life, but in my heart I know it’s my own dang fault.

All that being said- last night I ate my veggies. They were in the form of chili, but normally I pick around the pieces I don’t want and leave the sad remnants of what could’ve been a nutritious meal in the bowl to feed to the disposal.

Not last night. I ate ALL of it. Twice.

So here you go, the best chili I have ever had (and like any good recipe, it was passed down from a friend who got it from another person who got it from someone else and so on….)

Seriously, so easy. Make it. Eat it. Love it.

Pumpkin Chili

1 lb ground turkey
1 lb hot Italian sausage (I used a sweet Italian sausage)
1 29 oz canned pumpkin
1 14 oz canned tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 green pepper
1 yellow pepper (I doubled the green and skipped the yellow. Yellow is expensive.)
1 medium onion (I used a white one)
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp chili powder
salt/pepper to taste
Step 1: Saute garlic, peppers and onion in olive oil in large pot.
Ooo pretty colors!

Ooo pretty colors!


Step 2: Add both meats and cook until they brown. Add the salt and pepper to make it yummy.

Ooo meat!

Oooh, meat!


Step 3: Add remaining ingredients, stir to incorporate, and simmer for 30 minutes.




So there you have it my friends. The day Robin ate her vegetables, brought to you by her friends from Nerd Fitness.


6 thoughts on “Phenomenal Pumpkin Chili

  1. just writing my shopping list and bam! there i find this great dish. will do a slightly cheaper version ( normal minced meat) right away! see you at the next challenge! i f.cked up the last one but wouldnt not get into next callenge… we are rebels, right!?

    • I absolutely would cook the meat first, as well as get the veggies sauteed. What I did was get everything cooked in my stock pot and after I added and incorporated the tomatoes and pumpkin, I moved it over to my crock pot for a couple hours on low. It was fabulous!

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