Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pumpkin Chili for a #FallFood #SundaySupper

This week the Sunday Supper gang is celebrating one of my favorite things, fall food. It is time to put on that sweater, play in the leaves, and enjoy warm, satisfying, dishes that are pure comfort!



Are you excited for fall?

Pumpkins, the turning leaves, sweaters, cider, curling up by the fire?

I sure am! Oh I know I whine talk about how the summers are so fleeting here in Western Washington, but I am a secret lover of all things autumn. Sshhh don't tell all of my beach going buddies from San Diego. Yes I grew up a beach girl, and part of my heart will always have my toes in the sand. But the Pacific Northwest has captured the other part of my heart. When the leaves begin to turn gold and red, and the temps begin to drop into the 60's. I begin looking forward to drinking hot chocolate by that first fire of the season. The deer show up hoping for apples (yes they are spoiled), and sweaters and cuddly afghans are in my thoughts as I look forward to those drizzly days that just beg for a movie marathon and cuddling with my guy on the sofa.




This year I have been a bit focused on pumpkin, not so much as to chase you all away with an assault of a bazillion pumpkin recipes. Trust me, it could happen, but I realize that not everyone is as obsessed with that gorgeous little orange fleshed squash. But, in my defense, pumpkin is one of those things that is sooooo versatile. Sweet, savory, soup, drink, bread, etc....the options are never ending and oh so tasty!

As soon as I began thinking about what pumpkin recipes I did want to work on, my mind went straight to chili. I wanted to make it last year but for some reason just never got around to it. Don't get me wrong, I made some ding dang good chili. There was Kickin' Chicken ChiliTex-Mex Gut Buster ChiliCreamy White Chicken Chili with Roasted Poblano Peppers, and of course Game Day Chili. Mmmmm just thinking about a big bowl of any of those sounds amazing, but this Pumpkin Chili.....it was unlike any other chili I have ever made. Kind of earthy, with a hint of spice from the pumpkin ale and cinnamon, and the heat from the poblanos and cayenne. It woke my taste buds up and made them say "Ooohhhhwie! Boy howdy, that is some dern good chili"! Evidently my taste buds are very southern. Who knew?




Pumpkin Chili

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 09/21/2014
Pumpkin Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 12-ounce bottle of pumpkin ale (I used Elysian Night Owl)
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 15-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce cans of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on your desired heat level)
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • Fat free Greek yogurt
  • Green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive, in a large dutch, over medium-high heat. Cook the ground beef (or turkey), breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it begins to brown and no pink remains.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and poblano pepper to the meat. Stir to combine, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Pour in the pumpkin ale, scrapping the bottom of the dutch oven with a wooden spoon to remove any browned bits that might be stuck there.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree, fire roasted tomatoes, and white beans. Stir to combine, then add the chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, pepper, and water. Stir well.
  5. Reduce the heat so the chili is gently simmering and cook, covered, until the chili is thick, about 1 1/2 hours. Stirring occasionally. If chili becomes too thick as it cooks, add more water.
  6. Adjust seasonings if necessary and ladle into bowls and top with a dollop of Greek yogurt and green onions.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 45 mins.
Tags: ground beef, ground turkey, onion, garlic, poblano pepper, pumpkin, beer, tomato, white beans, chili, Healthy Dishes, Soups and Stews,


Now are you ready for more fabulous fall tastiness? Good! Here you go....

Appetizers and Drinks
Soups, Stews, Chili, and Casserole
Salads and Side Dishes
Main Dishes
Desserts and Baked Goods


Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

30 comments:

  1. Fall sounds perfect in the Pacific Northwest! Your chili looks so good, if you put it on your head, your tongue would slap your face tryin’ to get to it! That's just those southern taste buds talking haha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL too funny!! Yes it is beautiful here :)

      Delete
  2. I love pumpkin in my chili! Your chili looks so hearty and delicious. I want to grab a blanket and cuddle up with a big bowl and bottle of wine! SCORE :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can you believe I have never made or had pumpkin chili? This dish is a winner, and I will need to make it this season! I love that it calls for Pumpkin Ale, as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had this idea last year but just never got around to it. Then I had the pumpkin ale and I told Kevin I have GOT to make it with this beer!!

      Delete
  4. Love it! I have Pumpkin Chili on my next menu - though it isn't quite the same as yours. Looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Connie! I am looking forward to your recipe. You can never have too many chili recipes right?

      Delete
  5. I'm going to make a vegetarian version of this chili this week. I love adding pumpkin to soups, stews, etc. It's such a great savory addition!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh a veggie version would be great. I can't get away with many non-meat dishes in this house. Let me know how i comes out!

      Delete
  6. This is ultimate fall food, I am definitely going to try making a vegetarian version!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought so too Shaina :) I hope you enjoy it!!

      Delete
  7. Your chili sounds fabulous Bobbi! It was SO terrific to meet you and so sorry to hear about your car and computer. YIKES! Hope this week is off to a much better start!!! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Liz. Ya they say when it rains it pours and this last weekend I was in a thunderstorm LOL

      Delete
  8. Creative version of chili! Sounds great, I want to try this one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much David, I really hope you do!

      Delete
  9. Ooohhhhwie is right...this is a mighty fine chili! I never heard of pumpkin ale. Where HAVE I been?!?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL thanks! I hadn't either util my daughter told me about it and I HAD to try it. Then I was hooked.

      Delete
  10. I've been on a pumpkin kick myself and I'm unsure why - now I have to try this pumpkin chili!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know about you, but when the cool weather hits I become a pumpkin LOL

      Delete
  11. Wow. Your chili is gorgeous, like beyond gorgeous!! My mouth is now watering, and I'm going to have to pin and make this immediately. So great!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Julie!! I was so glad that I made a lot so I could freeze some for later. We have enjoyed this a couple more times since I made it and it is just as good leftover as it is fresh!!

      Delete
  12. Pumpkin and chili sounds delicious! I love that you used a bottle of seasonal pumpkin ale in your recipe! Think I'll have to make a batch for football Sunday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! I hope you do give it a try, I think you will really enjoy it :)

      Delete
  13. Hi Bobbi, i just found your site and this delicious-sounding recipe for Pumpkin Chili. I was wondering what could be substituted for the Pumpkin Ale as I am unable to find it where I live. Thanks ~~ di

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Any of the Autumnal (they all tend to have that pumpkiny flavor) beers/ales would work, or even just regular beer or ale.

      Delete
  14. I love this chili recipe. I've used it so many times for family and friends. You should totally enter this chili contest! I think you have a good chance at winning (because I don't want to steal your credit)!
    http://bushbeans.thedailymeal.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Molly! I am so glad your family and friends enjoy this chili as much as we do. It is a toss up between this and my White Chicken Chili as to which they request when chili night comes around. I entered the contest so we will see how it goes :)

      Delete