This post is sponsored by BUSH’S® Best and Soapbox Influence. All opinions are 100% my own. #BushsBeansFallFlavors
I’m always looking to try a new chili recipe but this Pumpkin Chili is the one my family will always choose over the rest! I mostly refer to it as their “favorite chili” because when they were younger, I once used the word “pumpkin” and the kids wouldn’t eat it, even though Pumpkin Chili was already their favorite! (Insert eye roll here!) This has been our traditional Halloween night dinner as long as I can remember. Whether we have it with hot corn bread or over rice, we LOVE it! We’ve even mixed elbow noodles in it for a chili-mac and that was great too!
I’ve made this chili with different beans over the years (kidney, pinto, black), and they all work great, but onceI tried BUSH’S® Best Chili Beans in it, I made the switch! BUSH’S® Beans are simmered in a chili sauces, made with a special blend of chiles, spices, garlic and onions. It really added a nice, hearty flavor and slow simmered taste, even when time is limited and I have to speed up the cooking time! (You can find several varieties of BUSH’S® Best Chili Beans at Walmart!)
Easy Pumpkin Chili
Heat oil in a large skillet. When hot, add onion and pepper. Cook until veggies start to become tender.
Push to outer portion of skillet and add ground turkey to the center. Brown the turkey until fully cooked, then drain.
Next add the 2 cans of tomatoes and chili beans.
Once pumpkin puree is well blended, then add your salsa and corn.
Mix in taco seasoning, then simmer on low for about 20-30 minutes.
This really is one of our favorite recipes! Here is a tip for make ahead meal prep! I often buy large bulk packages of ground beef or turkey. When I get home, I pre-cook all of it and freeze 1 lb portions in quart sized freezer bags. This makes it so easy to get dinner on the table on a busy night. You can easily pull out a pound of the turkey and add all the other ingredients to your slow cooker! Within about 3 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low, you can easily make this for dinner, even on a busy weeknight! Prep it before you pick the kids up from school and it should be done by dinnertime!
BUSH’S® Best Beans are a pantry staple that I always have on hand for a last minute meal. Same goes for the precooked meat I keep in the freezer! In a short time, you can serve your family a healthy meal like this Pumpkin Chili packed with protein and fiber. Other easy ideas would be nachos, enchiladas, taco salad, burrito bowls and more! Such a great time saver and a great value too! Go stock up! You’ll be so glad you did!