Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

I have to say I am a little late in using the pumpkin this year considering I am a pumpkin junkie...but its a great way to get some extra nutrition and nourishment with all of its fiber and vitamin A! Plus, my terribly picky eater of a husband loved it and so did my 3 year old! You can do whatever you want to this recipe, I wont tell! Chili is just a great way to dump in whatever you have on hand and just feel so nourished. Just remember the pumpkin! 

Serves 6
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion
1 green bell pepper
1 or 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1 pound ground white or dark meat turkey
1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 can PUMPKIN!
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder or more to taste!
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper to taste
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in pot over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapenos and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add turkey, and cook until browned.Add tomatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes more. ENJOY!
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