Pumpkin Chili

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Chilli is by far one of my all time favorite things to make. It's also incredibly easy to make a HUGE batch and then eat it all week or freeze for later. Although, it only lasted 2 days with the appetitites I have floating around here... 

We are moving soon! (AGAIN). But this time, it's actually going to be for a while, since we signed a 2 year lease. A short period of staable housing is going to be both nice and soemthing to get used to. I think I've moved about 10 times over the past 7 years. 

I've been sucked into the pumpkin phase this year, and with the season coming to a close in a month or so, I'll only have a few more chances to experiement with the lovely squash. Although it still doesnt beat my favorite; butternut squash. Making vegan versions of comfort favorites, like this chilli, really just showcase hoe easy it is to go plant-based. It's also very high in fiber, low in fat and sodium (depending if you add salt and if your beans are unsalted), high in protein and just plain yummy.

This is definitely one of those dishes that taste even better the next day. Warm it up and service it by itself of over rice/quiona and you have a great carb-tastic meal. 

Pumpkin Chilli

A decadent chili filled with tons of pumpkin puree, beans and veggies.

Portions
10

Difficulty
Medium

Prep Time
15 Minutes

Cooking Time
1 Hour 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 x-large sweet onion - diced
  • 4 garlic cloves - minced
  • 3 large carrots - sliced
  • 3 bell peppers - diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 Tbsp chilli powder - or more to taste
  • Hot sauce or jalapeno
  • S/P

Directions:

  • In a large pot, water-saute the onion for about 5 minutes, until soft and transparent. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the carrots and peppers. After about 5 minutes, toss in the diced tomatoes, pumpkin, beans, chili powder and seasonings. If it looks a little thin, add some water. Simmer the whole lot for about 40 minutes. Taste it and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Serve by itself or over a grain of choice. Top with a bit of plain yogurt.