It is time for another recipe. I wanted to get into the autumn spirit and cook a hearty, warm meal for the family. And only one dish popped into my head – chili. Chili is a dish that everyone loves when fall begins, but what can make the chili better? Pumpkin! Pumpkin is great in every form and represents the autumn season. I combined pumpkin to enhance the flavors in the chili and bring the fall feeling to life. The sweet-savory taste of the pumpkin and spicy flavor of the chili creates the perfect meal to share with the family!
1 lb. Ground Turkey
1 Can of Pumpkin Puree
6 Mini Bell Peppers
1 Can of Kidney Beans (drained)
1 Can of Black Beans (drained)
I 1/2 Jar of Tomato Sauce
1/3 Cup of Shredded Cheese
First, cook the ground turkey in a pot with the bottom covered in extra virgin olive oil. Stir the turkey as you season it with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. After seasoning the turkey, let the ground turkey cook in the pot on medium heat for twenty-five minutes. Once the turkey cooks to perfection, we can move on to the next steps.
Pour the can of pumpkin puree onto the ground turkey and mix the two. Stir the two ingredients together until the pumpkin completely covers the turkey. Add the black beans and kidney beans to the cooked ground turkey and pumpkin. Mix the ingredients at medium heat and let the flavors morph together.
Add the bell peppers and tomato sauce to the mixture. After stirring the ingredients all together, let the food simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat after 15 minutes, sprinkle the cheese on top of the chili, and give the food time to cool down. And there you have it! Delicious pumpkin turkey chili that the whole family can enjoy.
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