Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is the perfect gluten free fall recipe combining tons of spices and flavor for a delicious dinner, requiring only 15 minutes of prep!

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Oh my poor neglected blog! 🙁 Mr Rodas, the math professor I like to refer to as the “Grim Reaper”, does not realize that his 40 hours a week of pre-calc homework is affecting more than just those 15 dwindled down suckers still left in the class after the first two exams created by the math devil himself!

It’s affecting the thousands of my loyal blog followers that have not gotten to enjoy my witty sense of humor, delectable recipes or insight into my favorite things for an entire week! But no need to worry, I’ve made my grand entrance back into the blogosphere with an AMAZING new recipe for you all to enjoy in this, my favorite, fall season!!!

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Being the hostess-with-the-mostest that I am, I followed through with my planned Pumpkin Carving Party last week. Even though I had about as much time to throw a party as a squirrel has time to get across Melrose Avenue with a Bentley, Range Rover and Prius flying through (not much)!

As I started to plan the party, I knew I had to come up with recipes that did not take a lot of time to make and would be good for come-and-go guests, so chili came to mind.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Keeping with the fall spirit and the pumpkin theme of the party, I also wanted to make something that involved pumpkin, therefore Pumpkin Chili was born!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Serve with  Jalapano Cheddar Focaccia Bread or Gluten Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread for dipping into the deliciousness!

Pumpkin Chili Ingredients

Pumpkin Chili Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans
  • 1 can (29 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 2  jalapeños (minced)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Pumpkin Chili Instructions

Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and green bell pepper, saute 4-5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Add the ground beef and cook through.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

While the meat is cooking, add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, green chilies, pumpkin puree & jalapeños to a slow cooker.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Add the ground beef.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Add the chili powder, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cumin, salt & sugar.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Combine well.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low 6-8 hours.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Serve with your choice of toppings.

I started with shredded cheddar which melts perfectly into the pumpkin chili.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili Recipe

I then added fresh cilantro and avocado.

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

This pumpkin chili was the hit of the party. Everyone had at least 2 or 3 bowls!  I’m flattered when people go back for seconds of any of my recipes, down right proud when they go back for thirds!

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is the perfect gluten free fall recipe combining tons of spices and flavor for a delicious dinner, great for the autumn months.
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Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is the perfect gluten free fall recipe combining tons of spices and flavor for a delicious dinner, great for the autumn months.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz kidney beans
  • 29 oz tomato sauce
  • 4 oz diced green chilies
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 2 jalapeños, minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Optional Toppings

  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • avocado, diced
  • cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and green bell pepper, saute 4-5 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for an additional minute.
  • Add the ground beef and cook through.
  • While the meat is cooking, add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, green chilies, pumpkin puree & jalapeños to a slow cooker.
  • Add the ground beef.
  • Add the chili powder, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cumin, salt & sugar.
  • Combine well.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low 6-8 hours.
  • Serve with your choice of toppings.

Notes

Vegetarian Option: Substitute ground beef with meatless crumbles or soy chorizo.
Nutritional information provided does not include optional toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 4gCalories 407kcal (20%)Carbohydrates 40g (13%)Protein 23g (46%)Fat 18g (28%)Saturated Fat 6g (30%)Cholesterol 53mg (18%)Sodium 1190mg (50%)Potassium 1371mg (39%)Fiber 11g (44%)Sugar 14g (16%)Vitamin A 12185mg (244%)Vitamin C 49.3mg (60%)Calcium 115mg (12%)Iron 7.3mg (41%)
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