It's that time of year again where it seems like everything I cook or bake has pumpkin in it. And this Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili
recipe is no different!
If you are a frequent visitor to this site you know how much I love my Chili. You can see all my wonderful chili recipes by viewing this collection of my Gourmet Chili Recipes.
As you can see I have made many different types of chili with different meats and beans and even lentils for my Healthy Lentil Butternut Squash Chili recipe.
But this is the first time I've made chili using pumpkin purée. I know it sounds weird using pumpkin purée but it acts as a substitute for the tomatoes and tomato paste.
The end result is a fantastic pumpkin flavored chili. I really like this chili with Great Northern Beans but you can basically use any type of white bean you have on hand like white kidney beans or Cannellini beans.
An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don't have broth on hand.
What I like about Great Northern Beans is that they usually absorb whatever the come in contact with. So in this case they take on a nice pumpkin flavor. If you like using Great Northern Beans in your chili, make sure you try my Quick and Easy Turkey Chili recipe. Equally delicious.
If you are in the mood for some light reading, you can learn more about the Origins of Chili which is pretty fascinating. Well to me it is.
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this turkey pumpkin chili recipe in your slow cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Pumpkin Puree, Ground Cumin, Chili Powder, Ground Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper, Ground Turkey, Yellow Onion, Garlic Cloves, Green Chilies and Great Northern Beans.
🥣 How to Make Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili
In a slow cooker, whisk together the chicken broth, pumpkin puree, ground cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne. Add the ground turkey and mix to combine.
Fold in the onion, garlic, green chilies, and white beans. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the turkey is no longer pink, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low.
Serve with sour cream, cheese, radishes, and cilantro. (optional)
Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili
- Slow Cooker
- 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Can Pumpkin Puree
- 1 ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ¾ teaspoon Chili Powder
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
- 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 8 oz Green Chilies, Diced
- 30 oz Great Northern Beans, Rinsed & Drained
- In a slow cooker, whisk together the chicken broth, pumpkin puree, ground cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne. Add the ground turkey and mix to combine.
- Fold in the onion, garlic, green chilies, and white beans. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the turkey is no longer pink, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low.
- Serve with sour cream, cheese, radishes, and cilantro. (optional)
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.