10.11.10

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili


As we've previously established, pumpkin is one of the best things about fall.

Exhibit A: This chili (... and these and these).

And, this is another recipe made it the slow cooker; my new best friend.

The pumpkin in the recipe makes the consistency thick and creamy. The pumpkin flavor is quite subtle but gives the entire dish a subtle sweetness that's incredibly tasty.

This is delicious, healthy* and perfect for warming up on these brisk fall days we are enjoying right now!


Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili {Slow Cooker}
Adapted from: Taste Of Home

Ingredients

2 medium onion, chopped
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
2 zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups low sodium Chicken Broth
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package of ground turkey
1 can solid-pack pumpkin
1 can diced tomatoes, un-drained
3 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a large skillet, saute the onion, yellow pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.

*1 cup equals 192 calories, 5 g of fat, 7 g of fiber and 16 g of protein.




Add sour cream, avocado or shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy!


58 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I've been using pumpkin a lot in my baking, but haven't even thought of looking at recipes of actual meals. And I love using my slow cooker. Thanks for sharing - this one if being bookmarked right now!

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  2. Yum, I love the idea of adding pumpkin to chili, really makes it seem more like fall!

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  3. I LOVE anything with pumpkin, thanks so much for this wonderful recipe, I am sure it is delish :)

    XOXO
    J

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  4. What a comforting looking dish!! I love the sour cream and avocado topping too.. yummmm.

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  5. Oh yum!!! What a gorgeous dish. And healthy! It looks wonderful and bonus that it's made in the slow cooker!

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  6. Love using pumpkin in savory dishes! This chili looks fabulous!

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  7. Yummy! I would have never thought about adding avocado!

    <3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

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  8. chili is one of those "go to for comfort" meals for my boyfriend and I ... he actually makes a really yummy chili with a little bit of maple syrup! But I am dying to try this, since I am quite the pumkin-fan, just like you!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  9. This is such a great tweak of chilli. The addition of pumpkin must be adding a lot to its sweetness

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  10. Ymmy!! looks delicious!! I love to cook an I thnik I'll try this one!! thanks for sharing!!
    xoxo
    lamia
    http://ginger-chocolateandhoney.blogspot.com/

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  11. I am really anxious to try this. I've bookmarked it to try when our out of town guests are visiting for Thanksgiving. Have a great day!!

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  12. Now that is a big bowl of autumn perfection! YUM!

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  13. So yummy, darling!
    Thanks for this recipe!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. mmmmm, such a lovely recipe. i really want some now!!!


    XOXO, BECCA
    www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  15. I've been meaning to make a pumpkin chili! This looks wonderful, love the avocado on it!

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  16. This looks exciting! I have honestly never cooked with pumpkin other than to open a can for pumpkin pie or soup. However, you are making a convert of me. Am bookmarking this on my list of things I have to try.

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  17. omg! this looks amaizing... i wish we were neighbours:)

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  18. Pumpkin in chili... awesome! And my waistline can't resist the black beans and the ground turkey. Add the sliced avocado and you've reduced me to looking at food porn. Hope you're happy.

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  19. You combined the two best fall foods ever!! Awesome! I'm definitely going to making this veryyy soon :)

    Sues

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  20. Oh my gosh, this looks delicious!! Never thought of pumpkin in chilli before! Thx for sharing:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  21. This looks great. And now I'll have to try those pumpkin cookies, too!

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  22. I love anything with black beans and avocados!! My kind of recipe dear! xo

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  23. Pumpkin is one of my favorites and this looks so hearty and soothing.

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  24. This sounds sooo good. Pumpkin in chili--so hearty and fall-ish. Love it!

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  25. Adding pumpkin to chili is a great idea! Never thought of it but I can imagine what it would taste like.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I hope you will visit again soon :)

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  26. Aren't slowcookers wonderful?! I lovvvve using mine, just throw everything in, go to work & come home to a wonderful smelling house & a delicious dinner ready to eat! This recipe looks awesome, I've never actually cooked with pumpkin before! Will have to give it a try!

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  27. This looks so yummy, I have to try this! Mwah xx

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  28. I'll have to save this one for winter! It looks truly delicious and such a crisp bright photo.

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  29. I bet the addition of pumpkin is incredible. Yum

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  30. Great recipe, I don't see how you can go wrong with these ingredients!

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  31. Lovely recipe, like pumpkin and its recipes. Nice to have dropped here, lovely site. Best wishes.

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  32. Yum! Pumpkin black bean chili has been on my "to make" list all fall and I haven't gotten around to it! Glad you commented on my site because now I found yours and it's beautiful!! Can't wait to peruse through your recipes :)

    Beth
    http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm with you! Pumpkin is absolutely the best thing about fall! This chili looks delish!!!

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  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog Mary!
    Glad it's providing you with some enjoyment.
    Cheers & Beers!
    Christina
    www.form5artisan.blogspot.com

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  35. That's a great twist on a classic fall dish! I would love to try it!

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  36. Ohhh, I'm sure my mom's going to love this! I'll try to cook it for her on Christmas Day :)

    1060xo,
    Fernanda Lucila

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  37. love the addition of pumpkin here, nice twist on a bowl of chili :)

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  38. I am so making this...AND getting a slow cooker! So glad I found your site, I'm bookmarking it now! Thanks you for stopping by mine.

    xo Mary Jo

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  39. this sounds so yummy and comforting! And avocado on top is genius :)

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  40. Well now! This recipe may just be a good reason to dig out the old slow-cooker. I swore off of it long ago due to the fact that no matter what I cook in it, it makes my house smell awful! Call me crazy.

    Thanks for coming to my blog. I am flattered that you would take the time. Yours looks pretty prolific. I can see that you put a lot of time and great energy into it. I shall be back. Happy Holiday to you and yours. Keri

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  41. Mmmmm this looks delish! Perfect for the cold weather we're having in Calgary :(

    xo Danielle

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  42. Thanks for visiting my blog!!! I'll be visiting yours often! Your recipes look outstanding! Especially those better than crack brownies below!

    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!

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  43. This recipe looks great and you have a gorgeous blog! I will be trying this soon!

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  44. I can never get enough pumpkin this time of year. Happy to have found your gorgeous blog and look forward to reading more. Happy thanksgiving!

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  45. wow! looks delicious! must try!!=)
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  46. Just discovered your blog (thanks for stopping by mine). Love it. Your photos and recipes are like a breath of fresh air....interesting, unique, and all delicious-sounding! Nice to "meet" you!

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  47. i'm a dysfunctional dieter! Great blog and oh my, great food for comfort u've got there!

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  48. i'm a dysfunctional dieter! Great blog and oh my, great food for comfort u've got there!

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  49. Hello & thank you for checking out my blog, it's always nice to meet other pumpkin eaters!
    This recipe looks dee-licious (I'm such a sucker for slices of avocado), I'll be making it for dinner tonight!

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  50. I've found a little bit of heaven! I love your blog. Definitely following from now on! Thanks for stopping by mine, please come back soon :)

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  51. I've been wanting to try adding pumpkin to some veggie chili I have in my freezer. Looks very similar to your recipe and now I have the courage to do it! Sounds wonderful.

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  52. I adore this recipe and the trick about adding some pasta water to thicken the sauce. I’m going to use this with other dishes
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