Pumpkin Chili
  • Alaina Hinkle

Pumpkin Chili

Updated: Sep 30, 2019

Yes. Please. Sign me up for this Pumpkin Chili ALL throughout fall. I truly cannot get enough of chili during Fall/Winter & let me tell you this is one of them. It has the perfect heat from the hatch chiles, smoky flavor from the SMOKED paprika & a little sweet in the background from the cinnamon. Trust me on this. All these flavors melded into one, plus the benefits & creaminess of pumpkin-- this is a FAV.



Ingredients:

2 raw hatch green chilies

1/2 onion diced

3 cloves garlic

2 lbs ground chicken thigh

1 can pumpkin puree

2 cans Westbrae Natural Organic Chili Beans

3 cans Muir Glen roasted tomatoes

1 orange pepper diced

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

3 tsp cumin

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more to taste)

2 tsp Pink Himalayan salt (more to taste)

1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Golden Masa Harina Corn Flour- Click to see exactly which one it is!


Directions:

1: Poor 4 tbl olive oil into a large soup pot on medium heat


2: Saute onion, garlic, raw hatch green chilies, orange pepper, moving it around for about 3 minutes, then add in the ground meat of your choice and season with salt and pepper.


3: Once meat has been cooking for 5 minutes add in the smoked paprika, cinnamon, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder & mix throughly into the meat. Then finish cooking through until no pink.n


4: Next, add in the 3 cans of stewed tomatoes, 2 cans of chili beans & 1 can on pumpkin puree. Mix together throughly & then bring to a boil and then let it simmer for a few hours-- the longer you wait the more the flavors have a chance to set in :) Add any of the seasonings above to taste. We have let it simmer for as little a 1-2 hours, or as much as 4.


5: Once the chili has simmered for as long as you would like. Pour the mesa flour into a soup bowl and add a 1/3 cup water to it and let it dilute, by whisking with a fork.


6: Add in the mesa flour to the stock pot once it is diluted and simmer for another 20 minutes


7: Serve with corn bread or the MASA corn bread I will be sharing soon, a nice big salad or any of your favorite chili toppings!


ENJOY!! Thank you for looking at this scrumptious recipe!! Remember to follow me @honestfoodie_blog and #honestgrubhonestfoodie to let me know what you are making!!

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