Try It Tuesday Take 1

Continuing with the theme of having daily themed posts, this is Try-It Tuesday. Here I will talk about different recipes and or crafts that I have tried or things that might be a little bit different that I would like you to try. Today is one that I want you to try. Pumpkin chili


I realize this sounds strange. But I assure you this is very yummy! It is award Winning! I won the People’s Choice Award at my company last year at our Chili Cook-Off. So exciting.


Here is a little shot of my set-up. Presentation was part of the contest so I had to make sure that I had it just right!

I made another batch the other night with a little extra beef and oh it was so good!


You can have this like a regular chili with a little sour cream and some fritos or just as it is. I am going to list you the recipe as it appears where I found it at However, I’m going to recommend that you add a little extra chili powder. I don’t like it too spicy but this can use a little extra heat as it is kinda sweet. The pumpkin is definitely present but it isn’t overwhelming and is definitely not out of place.



Trust me that was a good bite!

pumpkin chili recipe


2 pounds of ground beef

1 large onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained

1 (46 ounce) can tomato juice

1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice

1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (I use a whole can)

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon chili powder (I prefer 2 tablespoons to 1)

1/4 cup white sugar


In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and sugar. Simmer 1 hour.

Give this a try and maybe you can win a contest too!


2 thoughts on “Try It Tuesday Take 1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s