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Try This Pumpkin Chili for a Familiar Feeling of Comfort That Can't Be Beat

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Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods. Especially while the cold weather is freezing everything outside, it's nice to cozy up inside with a warm bowl of chili.

This Pumpkin Chili is a fun spin on a classic with the addition of just that - pumpkin! Unexpected, yes, but once you try this, you won't want to go back! The pumpkin thickens the chili nicely and adds a nice flavor that isn't overpowering. If you like hearty, this recipe is for you.

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  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin
  • 3 cups V8 vegetable juice
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can green chiles
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


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In a large pot over medium heat, cook meat until brown and drain.

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Stir in remaining ingredients and seasonings. Simmer 1 hour.