This recipe is for a super healthy vegetable packed chili.  The pumpkin adds bulk without the calories of additional meat.  The pumpkin was prepared using a large “Halloween” pumpkin rather than a sugar pie pumpkin, but you can use any pumpkin you have including Libby’s  pumpkin puree.  The larger pumpkin is less sweet and more squash-like than the smaller pie pumpkins.




  • 1 lb. Organic Ground beefpumpkin chili- ingredients
  • 2 c pumpkin
  • 2 -15 oz. cans organic kidney beans
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
  • 1 – 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 T Chili powder
  • 1 t Cumin
  • 1 t Turmericpumpkin chili- chopped onion and peppers
  • 1 t paprika
  • 2 t garlic
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 t pepper



In a large stock pot over medium heat, brown the ground beef.  Mash the meat into small pieces with the edge of your spatula as the meat browns.

pumpkin chili- ground beef


Add onion, green pepper and jalapeno pepper.  Spumpkin chili - ground beef and vegetablestir and cook for about 2 minutes.



Add kidney beans, pumpkin, and tomatoes with juice.  Add chili powder, cumin, turmeric, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper.

pumpkin chili- all together


Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3 hours.  The chili will become darker and juicier as it cooks.

pumpkin chili- with spices

20151229_163557pumpkin chili- finished







Enjoy with chips, cornbread, and/or sour cream.

pumpkin chili - with cornbread