Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall's Harvest (In a Soup Pot)


I love reading BooMama & today she is hosting a Souptacular - a compilation of bloggers' favorite soup recipes. I love soup and only wish it was cool enough to enjoy it more here in Arizona. We're still in the mid-90s all this week. My AC is going overtime. But as soon as it cools off a teensy bit, to like 80, I'll be pulling out this recipe for a hearty chili featuring my favorite gourd - pumpkin. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

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 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

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.


monica said...

i've never heard of pumpkin in chili. but this sounds good. i'm gonna have to start keeping my eye out for pumpkin at the grocery store... maybe closer to thanksgiving they'll have it.

thanks for sharing.

Mindy said...

Hi. This sounds healthy! I will be trying this. Oh, and I totally think you could do this in the crockpot. What do you think?

Short Stop said...

I LOVE different and unique recipes like this!!

Thank you for sharing! :)

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I am always looking for a new chili recipe! The pumpkin is unique, but I'm up for it. Thanks for sharing this! : )

Becky said...

I was planning on making chili today, and I even have a half used can of pumpkin in my fridge. It must be a sign I have to use this recipe. Thanks!

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Do you serve it in the empty pumpkin shell? That'd be fancy!

Sarah said...

Made this tonight - and oh, my, lord - it is awesome! Thanks :)