Absolutely delicious. I know it doesn't sound appetizing, but it's unbelievable how tasty it is, and so easy too!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin. Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Serve topped with Cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 21.2g 43% DV; carbohydrates 14.9g 5% DV; fat 16.6g 26% DV; cholesterol 76.3mg 25% DV; sodium 320.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
I am only giving this four stars because the orginal recipe was too bland for my taste. I added a few things: one can each of corn, black beans, and green chilies, about 2 tsp each of cumin and corriander, about 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate, about 1 1/2 tbsp honey, 2 bay leaves, more salt, about 2 cups of tomato juice, about 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes for some heat. Of course, I did not add cheese or sour cream, but I beleive a dish should be able to stand on its own, with condiments only to enhance. This recipe is totally original, and I will definately make my version again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
Definitely missing something... 3 stars as I had to tweak this recipe so much to achieve any flavor however I loved the addition of the pumpkin! Good base to build on for personal chili preferences. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 18
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
I am only giving this four stars because the orginal recipe was too bland for my taste. I added a few things: one can each of corn, black beans, and green chilies, about 2 tsp each of cumin and corriander, about 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate, about 1 1/2 tbsp honey, 2 bay leaves, more salt, about 2 cups of tomato juice, about 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes for some heat. Of course, I did not add cheese or sour cream, but I beleive a dish should be able to stand on its own, with condiments only to enhance. This recipe is totally original, and I will definately make my version again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2006
This is a great recipe to build on. I added black beans corn cumin an extra can of tomatoes and extra chili powder. My family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2010
Definitely missing something... 3 stars as I had to tweak this recipe so much to achieve any flavor however I loved the addition of the pumpkin! Good base to build on for personal chili preferences. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2006
I am always looking for new and different recipes especially ones that incorporate veggies that you otherwise wouldn't eat a lot of like pumpkin. I have made this a couple times and it is really good. I say good because I have had to tweak it a little to my taste. For example it was too thick for me so I added some more tomatoes including the liquid and some chicken broth. I also added some spices like cumin cilantro and some more chili powder because it was a bit bland without it. All in all it is very filling but healthy meal that is not expensive or time consuming to make. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
I give this recipe 5 stars for the absolute genius of adding pumpkin to my chili!!! Hubbie and I LOVED it.. he insists that I make it again soon! However, the end-result was not b/c I followed the recipe exactly. Quite the contrary... I DID read the reviews thoroughly and used quite a few of them to make this top-notch chili a success!: 1) Add can of black beans, 2) Add can of corn, 3) Add 1 1/2 cans of diced tomatoes, 4)Add packet of taco seasoning, 5) Add 3x chili powder, 6) Add nearly a whole can of chicken broth (good for consistency and flavor), 7) Add 2 TBS worcestershire and 8) Add dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg to REALLY bring out the complexity of the pumpkin in this chili. Absolutely delicious! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
Great idea! I like my chili spicy so I only put in half the amount of pumpkin and added fresh cilantro corn jalapenos and some extra cumin cayenne pepper and chili powder. It was very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2006
The base of the recipe was good - the pumpkin adds a nice rich flavor. However I used the exact amount of seasoning recommended and I think it needs a little more spice. I will definitely make this again because the ingredients are super healthy but I will add more spice to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2005
What do you do when you are saddled with dozens of jars of homecanned pumpkin (thanks Mom!) and trying to watch your carbs? Try one really bizarre recipe! This one earns 5 stars for creativity. I didn't make it exactly as printed so I can't testify accurately for the taste. However the idea alone was worthwhile. I left out onion and peppers (not my family's favorites) and substituted envelopes of chicken chili dry mix for the seasoning. It was VERY good. We will be eatting lots of this chili this winter! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
Found this recipe while scouring for ideas for a Halloween party. I made a double batch and took it and it was devoured! Amazing recipe that makes me feel really good about eating it! Absoloutely delicious and I'm reccomending it to everyone I know who's trying to eat healthier while not sacrificing taste! Read More
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