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Autumn Pumpkin Chili

We have this turkey pumpkin chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s a definite keeper in my book! —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings (1-1/4 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, corn chips and sliced green onions

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute onion and the green and yellow peppers in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Crumble turkey into skillet. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.
  • Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the pumpkin, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours. If desired, serve with toppings.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 281 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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