Cooking and baking with pumpkin in the Fall is something I love to do every year. I am always looking for delicious recipes to incorporate it into when I plan my meals for the week. Pumpkin is highly nutritious too since its loaded with fiber, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E. This past week I found a great recipe on the Whole Foods website for Turkey Pumpkin Chili. This is a great dinner for a cool Autumn night and healthy too. What recipes do you like that have this super food in them?
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound ground white or dark meat turkey
1 can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
1 can pumpkin purée
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and cook until thoroughly browned. Next, gradually stir in tomatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately 30 minutes. Ladle chili into bowls and serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/turkey-pumpkin-chili