Best Bites: Pumpkin Chili

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.