Fall Favorite: Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

October 29, 2013

What's more comforting on a cold fall night than a piping hot bowl of chili? This black bean chili recipe comes from Taste of Home magazine's latest cookbook, Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation, that features a noteworthy collection of some of our country's tastiest dishes. Whip up a pot of this delicious chili and freeze some up for leftovers - it only gets better!

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili
Courtesy of Taste of Home

1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken broth
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
2½ cups cubed cooked turkey
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
1 can (14½ ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons chili powder
1½ teaspoons dried oregano
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt

In a large skillet, sauté the onion and yellow pepper in oil until tender. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the chili is heated through.