This Black Bean Pumpkin Chili recipe is so simple to make and even easier to eat! Its full of hearty beans and creamy pumpkin to give it a rich and delicious flavor. This Chili is a crowd pleaser since everyone can enjoy its gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan yumminess.
Black Bean Pumpkin Chili is so easy to make and its the perfect meal to warm your body and fill your belly.
I would have never thought to add pumpkin to chili before I lost 125 lbs. I was strictly a meat and potatoes girl and never an adventurous eater. However, once I started losing weight and eating healthier, my tastes became more daring. I never looked back.
Pumpkin in Chili?
I know it sounds a little strange, but trust me the pumpkin flavor isn't overwhelming, but it adds a rich, creaminess that is delicious. Plus you'll have the bonus of added nutrition.
Is Pumpkin Good For You?
Healthline states pumpkin contains a good amount of Vitamin A, antioxidants and fiber. Find out more about the benefits of pumpkin HERE.
Black Bean Pumpkin Chili is...
Black Bean Pumpkin Chili
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 poblano, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 15 oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1-2 cups vegetable broth
- ½ cup pumpkin
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- pinch cayenne, salt and pepper
- In a large pot, saute the onions and pepper using water, until softened.
- Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder and pumpkin pie spice and saute 1 minute longer. Stirring to coat the vegetables.
- Add the tomatoes, beans, pumpkin and stir to combine. Bring the chili to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add vegetable broth if you like your chili thin or skip the broth if you like it thick.
- Season with cayenne, salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
If you want more soup recipes to choose from, then check out this Simple 20 Minute Tomato Soup! YUM!
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