Venison-Pumpkin Chili


Creamy venison-pumpkin chili.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds ground venison

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • cup chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 pinch chipotle chile pepper, ground


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir venison, onions, bell pepper, and jalapeno in the hot skillet until venison is browned and crumbly and onions and peppers are soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Add crushed tomatoes and pumpkin. Stir in chili powder, paprika, cumin, turmeric, and chipotle chile powder. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 46mg 229%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 988mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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