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Turkey Pumpkin Chili
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Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Makes: 10 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 1 1⁄2 hours
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Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 1 1⁄2 hoursTotal time: 1 7⁄12 hours


1 teaspoon
1 pound
lean ground turkey (15% fat)
2⁄3 cup
chopped onion (2/3 medium onion)
1⁄2 cup
green pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1 small pepper)
2 cloves
garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can
kidney beans, drained and rinsed (15 ounce or 1 3/4 cups)
1 can
great northern beans, drained and rinsed (15 ounce or 1 3/4 cups)
1 can
solid-pack pumpkin (15 ounce or 1 3/4 cups)
1 can
crushed tomatoes (15 ounce or 1 3/4 cups)
1 can
chicken broth, low sodium (15 ounce or 1 3/4 cups) (see notes)
1⁄2 cup
2 Tablespoons
brown sugar
1 package
taco seasoning mix (1.25 ounces)


  1. Pour oil into a 4 quart (or larger) saucepan.
  2. Add ground turkey, onion, green pepper and garlic.
  3. Cook and stir, breaking meat apart until meat is brown and vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, broth, water, brown sugar and taco seasoning.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Broth can be canned or made using bouillon. For each cup of broth use 1 cup very hot water and 1 teaspoon or 1 cube bouillon.
  • Use leftover turkey cut in bite sized piece instead of ground turkey. Saute the vegetables then add the turkey with the other ingredients.¬†
  • No Taco Seasoning? Try 1 Tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and 1 teaspoon oregano. Add some red pepper flakes if you like it spicier.
Serving Size: 
1 Cup
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  • glass of low fat milk
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