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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 260.0
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1 mg
  • Sodium: 490.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.3 g
  • Protein: 16.5 g

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Pumpkin Chili

Submitted by: EMBUSBY
Pumpkin Chili

Introduction

Pumpkin adds flavor, fiber and vitamin A! Pumpkin adds flavor, fiber and vitamin A!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 lb extra lean ground beef
    45 oz pinto beans (1 lg and 1 sm can each)
    15 oz black beans (1 sm can)
    15 oz canned pumpkin (1 can)..do not use pumpkin pie mix
    15 oz corn (1 can)
    10 oz Rotel (1can mild or spicy to your taste)
    1 jar of your favorite salsa
    1 zucchini chopped fine
    2-3 Tablespoons Chili powder to taste
    chopped garlic and onion to taste
    1 Tablespoon dark cocoa powder

Tips

For those following the Weight Watcher Core Plan, this recipe is core.


Directions

Saute beef in a large pot and drain any extra fat (extra has very little to drain). Add onions, garlic and finely chopped zucchini and saute for a minute or 2, then add the remaining ingrediants. Simmer on low for several hours and enjoy. Good to start in the morning on a cold day. May be transferred to a crock pot. I like to top mine with FF sour cream, reduced fat cheese and chives it available.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Flavor is outstanding! Really spicy! I made it just as the recipe is written, and I wouldn't change a thing. - 11/2/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm only to the simmering stage, but already I'm thinking this is going to be a keeper. I did add a can of beef broth, because I thought it was too thick. - 1/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I used frozen squash instead of pumpkin (no store had any..) and skipped the corn as my salsa contained corn and it came out great! Reheats like a dream as well. The pumpkin/squash gives a nice earthy undertone to the flavor. This is going to be a staple for sure!! - 9/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time because it is so tasty! I use ground turkey instead of beef, only 15 oz of pinto beans and no Rotel. This brings down the calories so I divide it into 8 servings instead of 12. I also like to dip homemade wheat tortilla chips in the chili to make a filling lunch or dinner. - 2/18/08

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  • Yummy - I used ground turkey and kidney beans instead of pintos because of what I had at home. I added more veggies and a cup of chicken stock and an extra can of tomatoes since more moisture was needed. The pumpkin and chocolate added great texture and flavor - 12/20/12

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  • I didn't have several ingredients so I made due. I used diced toms w/grn chilis and another diced toms for the salsa. I used 2 cans black beans(drained) and a can of chili beans, no zucc and used frozen corn. I'm very excited about this recipe. ok, needs tweaking. - 11/6/12

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  • Very Yummy! I will definitely make this again! I doubled the recipe (yay, now I have some for lunch!), eliminated the corn, used 1/2 ground turkey and used only 45 oz. of beans for the whole doubled recipe.

    Does anyone know how much a serving would be? - 10/17/12

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  • Well, I had to Google Rotel....hehe...but I'm looking forward to making this soon. :) - 10/15/12

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  • This really is incredible! Lot's of flavor. I used my ground venison to make it even more low fat. I also added some broth so it wasn't so thick. I also used my fresh canned corn from last summer. Thanks for sharing! - 5/22/12

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  • Family really liked this. I'll use this one at the school chili bake off this year. Thanks. - 9/15/11

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  • This was not a favorite at our house. I anticipated we'd love it and was surprized -- as most of the ingredients listed fit in our enjoyment range...The spicing wasn't the flavor we like, and I think we missed more of a tomatoe-y taste. Toppings help! Maybe this is something new to try again. - 2/3/11

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  • A-MA-ZING!! Thanks !! - 10/30/10

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  • Very good flavor. - 1/3/10

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  • This was very good, although I expected much more pumpkin flavor - I could barely taste the pumpkin. Very good and very easy. Thank you! - 10/20/09

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  • I made this for a group of 11 when we had family in town. Everyone LOVED it! Even hubby, who when he saw the title wasn't even gonna try it!! Good for you, good taste, wasn't too spicy, so the kiddos could eat it. It made alot, so if you don't have a big group you can freeze leftovers. Thanks! - 12/12/08

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  • Very good... my hubby loved this! Make sure you have a big crockpot, though! - 12/3/08

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  • Made this last night. Definately not Texas Chili, but hubby loved it just the same. Me too - 11/18/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i am going to make this - 3/28/08

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