Pumpkin chili

Pumpkin chili is delicious and mild. This makes it suitable for young children.


2 lb beef (ground beef)
1 onion (large yellow onion, chopped)
1 pepper (optional, sweet pepper, yellow, diced)
1⁄2 t chili powder
2 cn beans (pinto beans or red kidney beans, 15 oz cans)
1 cn juice (tomato juice, 46 oz can)
2 cn tomato (diced or stewed tomatoes, 28 oz cans)
1 cn pumpkin (diced pumpkin or pumpkin puree)
1 t spice mix (pumpkin pie spice mix)
  cooking oil (to brown the meat)
3⁄4 c corn (optional, sweetcorn, fresh or frozen)


In a large pot over medium heat, brown the beef. Drain.

Add the bell pepper, if using, and onion pepper. Cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.

Add the remaning ingredients and stir.

Simmer 1 hour.

Total time
1 hour, 25 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
12 servings


Substitute tomato juice with beef broth if you wish.

This chili recipe is so hearty and flavorful. The meat and beans give it a nice texture, while the sweetcorn and pumpkin add sweetness. Plus, you wilI love that it's kid-friendly and great for entertaining during the harvest and holiday season.