Friday, April 5, 2013

Pumpkin & Bacon Chili

Really?? Another Chili recipe?!?

Yes MAM'!!!

I love experimenting with different chili recipes.
It makes perfect sense why they have chili cook-off competitions 
because there's so many different concoctions you can come up with.

Picking my favorite chili recipe (posted on my blog) would be like picking a favorite child.
I LOVE all my chili recipes!

This chili recipe will ROCK your socks off because it has BACON and PUMPKIN.
You don't even taste the pumpkin.  It's more-so a THICKENER.
And I LOVE both additions to this chili recipe.

The bacon adds a smokiness to it which is really nice.

This chili was perfect for our weekend because we got 3 inches of snow
(haha btw this was like a week ago)

But it was a great excuse to cook up a pot of chili to warm us up!


1.25 lb ground turkey
1 lb bacon, cooked and chopped
1 green pepper, diced
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp coriander
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp garlic powder
1 can pumpkin puree

  1. In a large sauce pan or large pot, brown ground turkey.
  2. Add diced green pepper, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can diced tomatoes. Stir to mix.
  3. Add 2 Tbsp chili powder, 1 Tbsp cumin, 2 sea salt, 2 tsp coriander, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp garlic powder. Stir to combine spices.
  4. Add chopped bacon and lastly 1 can pumpkin puree.
  5. Simmer for 5-7 minutes. 

*Serve alone or over rice with shredded cheese on top.

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