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LindaT 01-01-2006 10:38 PM

Wave 2 - Pumpkin Chili Mexicana
Pumpkin Chili Mexicana - I copied this over from the Medieterranean Diet recipe board since it was so well received there.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil - I used olive oil and maybe a little less
1/2 cup chopped onion - I used a whole onion
1 cup chopped red bell peppers -
1 clove garlic - I went heavy on this
1 pound ground turkey - I used ground turkey breast
2 (14.5 ounce) cans canned peeled and diced tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 (15 ounce) can canned tomato sauce
1 (15.25 ounce) can canned kidney beans, drained - I used pinquitos
1 (4 ounce) can ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
1/2 cup whole kernel corn - I used frozen corn
1 tablespoon chili powder - I went heavy on this
1 teaspoon ground cumin - I went heavy on this too
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

*Linda addition - Added some chopped fresh spinach during last 5 minutes of cooking*

HEAT vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add turkey; cook until browned. Drain.
ADD tomatoes with juice, pumpkin, tomato sauce, beans, chiles, corn, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

Changes for next time: Cut back on turkey and add some cooked bulgur or quinoa. Try different beans, black, white, etc. I plan on making this again after thanksgiving using up diced leftover turkey breast

Leenie 01-02-2006 08:22 PM


This recipe is WONDERFUL !!! don't hesitate to make it.
The only thing I do different is use chicken instead of turkey.

5 Star Rating !!

Mummy_Tummy 03-19-2006 08:23 AM

I've got this stewing in the crockpot right now and just snuck a bite. It is honestly some of the best chili I've ever tasted! I can't wait to eat it tonight!

I used vegetarian mince instead of ground meat, used 1 red and 1 orange bell pepper, 2 onions and 3 cloves of garlic but other than that, followed the recipe. Except I didn't use any oil at all because I combined all the ingedients in the crockpot and have been cooking it on high for about an hour so far. I'll probably turn it on low after about another hour and let it simmer for a few more, until dinner time.

LindaT is definitely right - if I had some extra spinach, I'd throw that into the mix, too. Chickpeas would also be really nice.

Thanks so much for this recipe!

petra65 12-08-2007 06:48 PM

This looks like it makes an enormous amout of chili. Does it freeze well?

reanbean 12-07-2011 07:15 AM

I wish this were wave 1!! Only two more days to go!! :)

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