Tuesday, October 19, 2010

pumpkin turkey chili

my sister in law just introduced me to this fall dish. and let me tell you, it's wonderful. i think i like it better the next day. i definitely like to eat it with cornbread IN my chili. i may be weird, but it's a piece of heaven. fyi, costco has the best cornbread mix. the brand is penguin. if you don't have a costco membership and want me to pick you up some, let me know. it's that good.

now, for the recipe. the original recipe didn't call for the corn or beans, but i added them. and i'm glad i did.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin. Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Serve topped with Cheddar cheese and sour cream.

1 comment:

Susan said...

This sounds really good! I'll have to try it soon.