Pumpkin Turkey Chili Slow Cooker Recipe

Brr!  When the temperatures start to drop, that’s when my slow cooker gets hard at work to prepare warm, satisfying meals for our family.  This fall season, I’ve been making chili often and I had a feeling it was getting a little old, which is when I decided to put a fall twist to the traditional chili.

This time, I replaced ground moose for ground turkey, tweaked the seasonings, and added pumpkin.  Yes, pumpkin!  Think of all the rich, fiber goodness and fall flavor pumpkin lends to chili.  Pumpkin makes it’s a more filling and healthier dish.  My family loved the Pumpkin Turkey Chili I came up with and I hope you will too!002

Recipe Type: Main
Author: Jacqueline Renner
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 15 mins
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (28 oz.) pumpkin
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 3 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 3 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground turkey. Drain grease from ground turkey and sprinkle the ground turkey with chili powder, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne powder. Cook for another minute to cook in spices.
  2. Place the spiced ground turkey and mix in the rest of the ingredients until well blended.
  3. Cook in slow cooker on low heat for 4-6 hours.
  4. Garnish chili with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions if desired.