Scrumptious Pumpkin Chili

It’s that time of year; the days are getting colder and shorter and the air has the smell of snow and fireplaces. It’s a perfect time for another yummy recipe!

This recipe is vegan and oh-so delicious! I first read this recipe while I was on the wonderful blog – Gerbera Daisy Diaries. I was amazed at how easy it was to make. It blends the perfect combination of flavors into a great chili that goes perfectly with a big slice of cornbread. 🙂

Scrumptious Pumpkin Chili

1 cup bulgur wheat

2 tsp olive oil

1 cup each onion and red pepper chopped (I used green pepper as it tastes just as good and is less expensive)

1 pkg chili seasoning

2 1/2 cup water

1 can (28oz) crushed tomatoes (diced tomatoes works just as well)

1 can (15oz) pumpkin (surprisingly, I couldn’t taste the pumpkin in the finished product, so I’ll probably add more next time)

1 medium zucchini, shredded (I opted out of the zucchini as it’s not my fav veggie)

1 can (15.5oz) black beans (I buy these dried and make as needed – cheaper and healthier, although it takes more time)

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 cup frozen corn

1. Prepare bulgur according to directions on package.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a nonstick skillet. Add onion and pepper and saute for five minutes. Add chili seasoning, saute until fragrant.

3. Add water, tomatoes, pumpkin and zucchini and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer ten minutes, stirring occasionally, under veggies are tender.

4. Stir in bulgur, beans and corn, heat through. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

Serve and enjoy! 🙂

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    • Tes
    • November 30th, 2010

    That pumpkin chili looks really warm and comforting. I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  1. Yay! So glad you tried it!! It’s so yummy!

  2. Great recipe idea. Of course, I was thinking of doing the reverse of what you did and ditching the pumpkin since I’m not a big fan and adding more zucchini. Well, that’s if I get ambitious enough to actually make it!

    • Sounds good – hope you get to make it, it’s definitely one of the best winter recipes I’ve made. 🙂

  3. I can’t eat chilli but that does look delicious!

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