5 from 1 vote

Pumpkin Chili

Searching for an easy recipe for dinner? Try this amazing pumpkin chili. The best part is…they’ll never know it’s laced with creamy pumpkin puree.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
  • 1 15. oz. Farmer's Market pumpkin
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained


  1. Brown meat over medium heat. Once it begins to release juices, add onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes more. Add some frito chips to a bowl. Ladle chili over the fritos and top with sour cream and sharp cheddar cheese.

Recipe Notes

Garnish: frito chips. sour cream, cheddar cheese