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 Allrecipes.com. 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!
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!