Pumpkin Chili!

Pumpkin Chili

Hey y’all! This is a great, hearty, healthy fall dish! And, the carotenoids in the pumpkin may help prevent skin wrinkles. You’ll have a happy tummy and you’ll be able to smile about it without worrying about those smile lines! Sweet!

2 lbs of ground beef OR turkey
1 large onion (any kind you like)
5 garlic cloves
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes (less if you like it mild)
1 15 oz can of pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 16 oz jar of black bean salsa
2 cups of any broth you like
1/3 cup-ish of cilantro (optional)

In a large pot, brown meat on medium heat.
While it’s cooking, chop your onion and garlic.
Once the meat is browned, add the onion (leave the meat fat in the pot!) and let that cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the garlic, cumin, crushed red pepper flakes, and cook for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add pumpkin, black bean salsa, chicken broth, and chopped cilantro.
Stir all the ingredients until it looks like chili. Simmer on low for 10-15 minutes so the flavors blend.

This makes about six bowls. ENJOY!!!

If you want a vegan version, just add a can of drained black beans in place of the meat! YUM!

And, yes, I understand I’m a terrible photographer. At least I don’t have a lot of wrinkles.

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