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Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin White Bean Chili

Years ago I had a recipe from a magazine, for a Chili recipe similar to this one. I lost the recipe and then made up one of my own. The original used butternut squash instead of pumpkin, but the pumpkin puree is quick and easy. Also, the original used Chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce. I use Chipotle jarred salsa. Of course this is a simple recipe! That's how I cook most times, and if you use canned beans, it's ready in minutes too.





Cook beans according to package directions. (I usually forget to soak them over night so I add an hour and a half or so to the cooking time, just make sure the beans are cooked enough before adding other ingredients.) Once beans are well cooked, add pumpkin and salsa, seasoning and stir well. Bring to a slow simmer for a few minutes and it's ready to serve. 



As with all my recipes, there is room to change things up as you would like. I suggest starting with one cup of the salsa and see if you like it before adding more. Same with the cumin and salt. Add a minimum amount then more if you think it needs it. This pumpkin chili is great with sour cream on top, and if you like more heat, add some cayenne or pepper flakes. If you don't have Chipotle salsa, chop up a couple of Chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce and add them along with a couple of tablespoons of the Adobe. No Cumin? Try some Taco Seasoning.

Pumpkin White Bean Chili

1 1/2 cups of dry Great Northern beans (or 2 cans of white beans and slightly decrease other ingredients)
2 cups of pumpkin puree
2 cups of Chipotle Salsa
1-2 tsp of Cumin
1-2 tsp of seasoned salt ( or regular salt)
Sour Cream (optional)

Cook beans then stir in 1 cup of pumpkin, salsa and seasonings. Taste and add more pumpkin, salsa and seasonings as necessary. Simmer for a few more minutes then serve.

Serves 4-6


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30 comments:

  1. Interesting! I have had both pumpkin and squash soup and loved them but never thought of a chili kind of thing. I bet it would be great with some ground turkey added! Grampy likes his meat but he can't tell the difference most days between ground beef and ground turkey!

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  2. This looks great, I'm going to try it! Might be good with some ground turkey too?
    Over The Apple Tree

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  3. What an interesting version of chili! 'Gotta try it! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  4. What a great idea to have pumpkin in it! Sounds delish. I'm hosting a giveaway for two modern printed kitchen towels that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-tea-towel-set-giveaway.html

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  5. Hi Connie. Thanks for linking up this pumpkin white bean chili to the Sweet Wednesday Link Party, it sounds delicious and perfect for fall!

    Hugs,
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  6. Really sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing at All Things Thursday Blog Hop. Pinning! :)

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  7. I'm not much of a pumpkin soup person, but the Mexican chili flair might be just enough to spice it up for my taste! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage
    http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/

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  8. Interesting, I'd never thought pumpkin. YUMMY! I'd love for you to add this to my link up party "Friday Follow Along Party" http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  9. I would never have thought about mixing those ingredients together!
    Coming over from The weekend show Off Blog Party thanks for sharing!
    Kim ~ This Ole Mom
    http://www.thisolemom.com

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  10. Yum! So many wonderful flavors in this chili! Pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. What a great soup. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. I would never thought to put these ingredients together, but I love pumpkin and I love white bean chili, so I'm in. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  13. We make pumpkin soup from a recipe I found in a magazine a while ago, but I never thought of making chili. I am wondering if my husband would enjoy this as much. I guess I won't know until I try,huh?
    I would love if you could stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2013/10/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-60-pumpkin.html

    Have a great day!

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  14. I saw this on the Linky Party and had to head over for a look. I've been seeing a lot of pumpkin chili's lately and yours with white beans seems like a great combo. That Safeway Chipotle salsa is one of my favorites. This is a must try.

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  15. Great take on white chili!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Twirl & Take a Bow-looking forward to seeing what you have for us at the party coming up tomorrow! xo

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  16. Hi Connie, your delicious pumpkin white bean chili is one of my Top Features from last week's Sweet Wednesday Link Party! Congrats and stop by to grab a Featured button! :)

    Hugs,
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  17. LOVE IT!! If you haven't already I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party. http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/11/04/teach-tuesday-40/

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  18. Sounds interesting. I've never had anything like this. Thanks for sharing with us at The HomeAcre Harvest Hop!

    Please join us again Thursday for our regularly scheduled hop at:
    http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-homeacre-hop-43.html

    ~Ann

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  19. Interesting! I have never had pumpkin in chili or soup before. Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is definitely a recipe I have never tried before. I do like pumpkin so it sounds very interesting. I chose your recipe as today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day. You can see your feature here. http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2013/11/pumpkin-white-bean-chili-feature-of-day.html Thank you so much for linking up on the Dare to Share party.

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  21. Great recipe, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  22. This looks like the perfect meal for a cold fall evening! I just wish I could taste it! Thank you so much for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  23. I haven't heard of a recipe like this before! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives I hope I get a chance to try it! Theresa

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  24. Sounds great! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

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  25. Hi Connie, Your being featured on the blog! Come see & grab a featured button. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  26. Such a yummy combination and so perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Motivation Monday! Have a great weekend.

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  27. Sounds delicious; I would have never thought to add pumpkin to chili... love it!

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  28. I love how creative this chili is! I'm featuring this recipe in the morning at the Show Stopper Saturday! (=

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  29. I see you've linked up this great looking recipe at the You Gotta Love it Tuesday link party. I'd love for you to come share it on my new link party - Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party - that just went live. Every Sunday I feature a different ingredient and this week it is pumpkin.

    I hope you'll stop by and share!

    http://futureexpat.com/2013/11/required-ingredient-pumpkin/

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