Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

I know, I know (if you haven't heard of this) you probably read this title and thought "really?"... don't get scared, it's totally yummy - promise!  I'm normally not a huge fan of ground turkey, but it is absolutely perfect in this dish.  I love this healthy alternative to the "usual" chili and it's a great way to sneak in a lot of vitamins (love pumpkin)!
This delish recipe is courtesy of Whole Foods.  I must be crazy.  I've never been to Whole Foods, but high on my list of "reasons to move to the beach" is that a Whole Foods is opening there in a few short weeks.  I know I'd adore it.  Tell me how much you love Whole Foods - let me know what I've been missing...
Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Recipe:  Courtesy of Whole Foods Market
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
1 green pepper, seeded and diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb. ground turkey breast, seasoned and cooked
1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 can of pumpkin puree
1 1/2 c. chicken stock (original recipe calls for 1 c. water instead)
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
** optional:  1 Tbsp. brown sugar 

1.  Heat a dutch oven with olive oil and add the onion, jalapeno, and green pepper.  Saute until tender.
2.  Add the garlic to the pot and cook for a minute longer.
3.   Add the remainder of the ingredients and bring to a boil.  
4.  Turn the heat to "low", cover, and simmer for 3-4 hours.  Stir occasionally.
5.  Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, chips, etc.  


I shared this recipe in the Texas Star Chili Cook Off

Thanks for reading, loves xo

Click here to see where I shared this recipe!


JenmiJenmi said...

YUM! I love anything with pumpkin. :-) said...

Pumpkin Chili is one of my favorites foods! I love how chunky this is! Can't wait to try your recipe!

Our House Story said...

I am always looking for ways to sneak vitamins in to foods and I love pumpkin so this is definitely going on the list for dinner real soon!!

Carole said...

Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about chillies and other spicy stuff. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

Miz Helen said...

I just love this Chili. Hope you will bring it to the Texas Star Chili Cook-Off starting Oct 1 here at The Cottage. Your recipe is awesome! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I have never had pumpkin in chili, sounds healthy and delicious.

Anonymous said...

Love the combination of ingredients and it's getting to be the season for chili.

Laura @ Frugal Follies said...

Sounds great - and so perfect for the fall season!

Just wanted to invite you to come link up with Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies! Hope to see you there!

Miz Helen said...

What a great recipe, this Chili looks delicious! I Pinned your post and Thank You so much for sharing your great Chili with The Texas Star Chili Cook Off 2012.
Good Luck!
Miz Helen

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