This Pumpkin Chili is a fun spin on a classic with the addition of just that - pumpkin! Unexpected, yes, but once you try this, you won't want to go back! The pumpkin thickens the chili nicely and adds a nice flavor that isn't overpowering. If you like hearty, this recipe is for you.
2 pounds ground beef
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can white beans
1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin
3 cups V8 vegetable juice
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (4.5 ounce) can green chiles
1 packet of chili seasoning
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, cook meat until brown and drain.
Stir in remaining ingredients and seasonings. Simmer 1 hour.