Once Upon a Pumpkin is a RD and food blogger I follow on IG and she has AMAZING recipes in general but when it comes to PUMPKIN she is your girl! This is her recipe I tweaked, but if you want the original recipe check her blog out!! She has some amazing concoctions on it!!! Also if your not a pumpkin fan the pumpkin can easily be subbed for apple sauce or sweet potato puree, and still giving those fall flavors we all love!! This recipe makes ALOT and you’ll have plenty for all week, but eating it the same way all week can make for boring meals. Mix it up by incorporating it in dishes like salads, “bowls”, chili tacos, etc.
If you try this out tag us both!! @christina_curt.killeen and @onceuponapumpkin
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
2Tbsp Olive OIl
1 Lb of ground turkey
1 can pumpkin puree
½ sweet onion diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
4 garlic cloves minced
1-28oz can fire roasted tomatoes
¼ c tomato paste no salt added
1 cup reduced sodium chicken bone broth
2 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP cocoa
1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice
2 ½ TSP ground cumin
Using a dutch oven or large pot coat bottom with olive oil and set for medium/high heat. Add onion and pepper and saute, stirring occasionally for about 5 mins. Add garlic and stir until you can smell it (you’ll know). Add ground turkey and break it up as it cooks approx 6-7 mins. Add pumpkin puree, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, chili powder, cocoa, pumpkin pie spice, cumin and stir together. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 mins stirring occasionally.
I used bell peppers as “bowls” and topped with shredded cheese and diced avocado! Could serve with tortilla chips, yogurt, baked sweet potato, etc.
Below are two different ways I used the chili this week! I plan to also incorporate it in NACHOS!