Pumpkin Turkey Chili

My kids looked into the pot and declared: “Mom…it looks like dog poop!” But I assure you, it tasted delicious! So fall-y and pumpkin-y…perfect for a chilly weekend, or anytime you want your kids to compliment your culinary skills! :/

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  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 2 bell peppers – chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1-1.25 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 oz. cans)
  • 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 C. broth (veggie or chicken) – separated
  • 1 can black beans
  • 3 T. chili powder
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 3/4 t. cumin
  • 1/4 t. chipotle chili powder (or cayenne)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large pot/dutch oven. Add onions, garlic and peppers. Cook until onions become translucent (about 4-5 minutes), add ground turkey and cook until evenly browned. Drain excess fat (if any). Add tomatoes, pumpkin and 1 C. of the broth (reserve the rest to adjust the consistency as desired).  Add spices, salt and pepper. Simmer over low-medium heat for apx. 20 minutes using the extra broth as needed.

Nutrition Facts

Calories – 176, Protein – 17 g., Carbohydrates – 16 g.

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