Thank goodness for canned pumpkin, allowing people everywhere to make pumpkin flavored dishes. I picked up a couple cans of pumpkin at the grocery store last week and was excited to make something using one of them. I found this recipe online and decided to make something similar.
*full recipe below
To start, I prepped the veggies by chopping 2 carrots, one red pepper, and half a white onion.
I also prepped a spice mix by combining 1 tablespoon each of paprika and cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon each of red pepper flakes and cinnamon.
I put the vegetables along with 1 lb. ground beef in a skillet with some coconut oil, stirring occasionally until the meat browned:
Meanwhile…I chopped three small tomatoes:
Once the meat browned, I added the tomatoes to the chili along with the spice mix:
For the final touch, I added half a can of pumpkin, mixed thoroughly, and heated through:
I served the chili with bread and it made for a hearty meal!
Pumpkin Beef Chili, serves 4 Ingredients - 1/2 white onion - 1 red pepper - 2 carrots - 3 small tomatoes - 1 T cocoa powder - 1 T paprika - 1 t cinnamon - 1 t red pepper flakes - 1/2 can pumpkin puree (15 oz) - 1 lb. ground beef
Method - chop onion, pepper, and carrots - combine cocoa powder, paprika, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl to have ready - heat ~1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a skillet and add the onion, pepper, carrots, and ground beef - cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned. While the meat is browning, chop the tomatoes - after the meat is browned, add tomatoes, spice mix, and pumpkin - stir to combine and continue cooking until heated through - serve warm with bread or grain of choice