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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 211.7
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 284.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 18.2 g

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Unique Healthy Chili

Submitted by: LONGWAY2GO

Introduction

This chili recipe has a unique ingredient, by adding pumpkin (you never know it's there) you add more vitamins and fiber. This chili recipe has a unique ingredient, by adding pumpkin (you never know it's there) you add more vitamins and fiber.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 cup chopped green pepper
    1 tsp minced garlic
    1 lb ground turkey
    1 (14.5 oz) canned diced tomatoes
    1 can pumpkin puree
    1-1/2 tbsp chili powder
    1 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1 tbsp granulated beef bullion
    1 dash salt
    1 can chili beans
    1 cup water

Directions

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute' the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until tender.
Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown.
Mix in tomatoes, pumpkin and chili beans.
Stir in beef bullion and water.
Season with chili powder, cumin, pepper, and salt.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes or put in slow cooker.
If desired service with shredded cheddar cheese.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LONGWAY2GO.






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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    love it! if you have cavemen in your home who think that they are mega meat eaters, try grinding mushrooms up in your food processor and adding it to the chilli . It has the same texture as ground meat. - 8/26/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband & I got in an argument at the store when I told him there was pumpkin in the chili (he's not a pumpkin fan) but he had 2 helpings & said it was the best chili he's ever had! So thank you for helping me cook healthier! - 10/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I loved this chili! The pumpkin gives it a rich color, the chili is thick like I like it, and you can't taste the pumpkin. It seems so nutritious! - 5/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was fabulous! I didn't use plain pepper, though. I used cayenne pepper and it was plenty spicy that way! DH NEVER knew there was pumpkin in it and he LOVED this chili! It's possibly the best chili recipe we've tried- and it's a keeper!! - 8/28/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was great will defintely make this again - 12/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I loved this Chili. I was hesitant at first because of the pumpkin but reviews were great so I thought i'd try it. I followed it to the letter (except used yellow peppers instead of green because that is what I had) and it was perfect. My husband even liked it and he doesn't usually like my chili - 11/23/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really like the taste of this chili! I was concerned when I threw everything into the crockput that it looked a little pitiful. After cooking on low for 6 hours, the taste is really good. The pumpkin adds a nice color, while the turkey soaks up the beef flavor. Easy to modify for your own tastes. - 11/11/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is DELICIOUS! I will make it so often. I swapped out some of the tomatoes for salsa, used carrots instead of green peppers, and substituted butternut squash for the pumpkin. I didn't know what chili beans are so I used black beans. YUM! - 6/2/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was great, I used ground venison in place of the turkey, but still wonderful! - 11/28/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!
    For the person that wanted a subsitute for beef stock try vegtable it workd great... - 8/26/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have been doing this for ever. Pureed carrots work well. Pumpkin was less expensive, not now though. Now I use carrots, they also disappear and thicken but cost less Cook up plenty of them and add them to soups or stews they work well for me. - 3/4/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i will add beef broth instead of builon and more spices at the end of slow cooker next time...yummy... - 3/4/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How much is in each serving? I just made this for dinner tonight, and when I first started putting it together I thought to myself "what I have done?" But then I got the spices added in and it was amazing. Next time I'm going to add some Jalapenio Peppers for some kick but other than that YUMMY! - 10/22/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved it. I added cayenne pepper for a little more heat and instead of using bullion and water, I substituted fat free low sodium beef broth. Will also try adding jalapenos next time. - 2/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy. This recipe is delicious! I used frozen pumpkin that I crushed into puree.

    I also use organic no sodium bullion for low sodium content!
    Thank you for this recipe!! - 11/12/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this chili for a chili cookoff at work. I didn't win, but that's OK. I got to take home the leftovers, which made about three meals for me. It is good--but I think that I will experiment with the ingredients to suit my own taste. I prefer a more spicey chili. The pumpkin added a nice texture! - 11/4/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A great flavor no sign of pumpkin once spices are added. It was more like a stoup than a soup. I increased water to 3 cups. this made 8 1 cup servings - 10/14/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is great! I made a batch for lunches this week with a couple of modifications based on what I had on hand and what sounded good.

    I used frozen squash instead of pumpkin, 1 box. I also chopped up a jalapeno and tossed that in with the veggies and I added a tbsp of cocoa powder. Very very good - 9/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! The pumpkin adds something special but you would never be able to guess what it was. This recipe yeilds 8 cups so I froze a bunch of it for later too! - 8/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It tasted wonderful and was very quick and easy. My boyfriend was impressed and wants to know when we can have it again. - 8/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think this is great. I would definitely make it again. - 8/26/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    For those wondering about beef boullion alternatives, you can also get vegetable boullion. Knorr makes it, though it can be hard to find. Whole Foods usually carries one by Rapunzel, and many small organic/health stores sell it as powder in bulk. - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A great way to use up leftover cans of pumpkin puree! Tastes great! The pumpkin thickens it up. - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this and you never know the pumpkin is in it. It's delicious. - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This chili is great. I had it today for lunch, and it was perfect! - 2/12/08

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