Ok, so I’ve seen recipes for pumpkin chili all over recently, and it intrigued me since I had never tried it before. So this past Sunday, I decided to try making it in the crockpot, since on Sunday, the most convenient lunch tends to be something that can go in the crockpot before church, or we end up eating hot dogs because we’re starving when we get home, and aren’t patient enough to wait for much else.

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We were pleasantly surprised at how delicious, rich, sweet and spicy it turned out, and I served it with hush puppies as a side.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds browned ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 16oz cans chili beans, no draining
  • 2 12oz bottles chili sauce
  • 2 10 3/4oz cans tomato soup
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 14.5oz can beef broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • optional: pepper to taste
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After your beef is browned and drained, pour everything in the crockpot, and stir well. I cooked mine on high for about 3-4 hours.

crockpot pumpkin chili, Crockpot Pumpkin Chili, Joyful Homemaking


Crockpot temperatures can vary so use your own judgement. Isn’t that easy?!
I whipped up some hush puppies to serve with it, and it was the perfect complement.

Serve it plain or with your favorite chili toppings.
crockpot pumpkin chili, Crockpot Pumpkin Chili, Joyful Homemaking
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Crockpot Pumpkin Chili

Course dinner, Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds browned ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 16 oz cans chili beans (no draining)
  • 2 12 oz bottles chili sauce
  • 2 10 3/4 oz cans tomato soup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 14.5 oz can beef broth (I added this because of the thickness, but you can add water)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • optional: black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • After your beef is browned and drained, pour everything in the crockpot, and stir well. I cooked mine on high for about 3-4 hours.
  • Crockpot temperatures can vary so use your own judgement. Isn’t that easy?!
  • I whipped up some hush puppies to serve with it, and it was the perfect complement.
  • Serve it plain or with your favorite chili toppings.

The pumpkin and spices added a subtle nice flavor which we really enjoyed. It also reheated nicely the next day.

crockpot pumpkin chili, Crockpot Pumpkin Chili, Joyful Homemaking

  Modified from Taste of Home

10 Comments

  1. This is the first recipe for pumpkin chili that I’ve ever seen. Looks easy! I’ll probably cook up my hollowed out pumpkin…waste not want not and all that! Saw you over At The Picket Fence party…come visit!

  2. Hi Margo,
    This Pumpkin Chili looks so good. It would be delicious on this cold Fall day. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I have never heard of pumpkin chili either. Yours looks delicious! This sounds great for next Sunday! Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from OneCreativeMommy.com. If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit.

  4. I love all thing pumpkin. I have never tried pumpkin chili, can’t wait 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Party! I also host a weekly linky party on Tuesday called The Gathering Spot and would love it if you’d link up sometime. Have a wonderful evening.

  5. MMMM this recipe is so good! I featured this recipe [http://undertheoaksblog.com/2013/10/12/have-a-chili-week/#more-3514] on a blog that I co-author, with just a few modifications. The taste has that sweet/salty combo. Instead of hush puppies I paired it with a no sugar, low carb zucchini bread. Fall vegetables are surely my favorite!

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