Easy Pumpkin Chili

easy one-pot pumpkin chili recipe

5 from 3 reviews

A quick and easy, hearty, delicious meal the whole family will love during the chilly fall (and winter) months.


  • dash of olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (use frozen for faster prep)
  • 1 onion, diced (use frozen diced onion for faster prep)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp chipotle powder, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I use at least 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper)
  • 1 (15 oz can) pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 (15 oz can) black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz can) pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (28 oz can) diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups chicken broth


Over medium heat, brown the meat with the pepper, onion, and cloves with the olive oil in a large pot.

Add the spices (chili powder, cumin, onion powder, cinnamon, chipotle powder, salt, and pepper).

Add the pumpkin, beans, and diced tomatoes. Stir well.

Add 3/4 cups chicken broth to your chili and stir. Add more if you prefer a thinner chili.

Simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes or until ready to eat.


Please note that all nutrition calculations are estimated and may vary depending on the brand, quantity, how accurate your measurement is, etc.

Keywords: chili, gluten-free dinner, one-pot dinner, dairy-free, gluten-free