Pumpkin Chili (Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free)
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This unique chili is full-flavored and delicious, but on the mild side. You can use a spicy chili powder, add more chili powder, or add cayenne pepper if you want a spicy chili.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (46-ounce) can tomato juice or V-8 juice
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans or black beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons sugar, or to taste (see Sugar Note below)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Cook the ground meat in a large pot over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid.
  2. Stir in the onion and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato or V-8 juice, diced tomatoes, beans, and pumpkin puree. Season the chili with the sugar, chili powder, and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Let the chili simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Season the pumpkin chili with salt, to taste.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/pumpkin-chili-gluten-free-dairy-free