Savory Pumpkin Chili

savory pumpkin chili

Fall is perhaps my favorite time of year. It’s the beginning to some of my favorite holidays and family traditions, as well as flavors. Pumpkin, being one of those flavors I can’t get enough of. I’m compiling a list of my favorite pumpkin recipes here in a little while, both savory and sweet. This pumpkin chili is a savory start to the season, lightly spiced and oh so good. As a bonus, it is also something you can toss in your slow cooker and forget about for the day until you’re ready for dinner. My family loved this comforting combination and I suspect we’ll be having this again before the season is over.

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Savory Pumpkin Chili


1 pound of extra-lean ground beef

1 large onion, chopped fine

2 stalks of celery, chopped fine

2-6 ounce cans of tomato sauce

1-16 ounce stewed and diced tomatoes

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend

1 can of kidney beans

1 teaspoon salt, more to taste

Place all of your ingredients, except the beans, into a slow cooker. Set to low and cook for 6-8 hours. Give it a good stir and add beans 30 minutes before serving.

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  • Posted October 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM | Permalink

    Oh my goodness. Where did you get that bowl!

  • admin
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

    Danielle – I found them at Cost Plus World Market and they were really inexpensive too! They also come in orange:) Here’s a link:

  • Posted March 14, 2014 at 3:22 AM | Permalink

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  • Lisa
    Posted October 19, 2014 at 7:26 PM | Permalink

    Did you brown your hamburger meat before putting it into the crockpot? I’ve had my eye on this recipe for about a week now and it’s finally gotten a bit chilly here in Alabama, so I REALLY want to try this out.

  • Posted October 19, 2014 at 8:13 PM | Permalink

    Hi Lisa,

    I did not brown the hamburger before putting it into the crockpot, but you can if you want to save on cooking time in the crockpot.

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


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