Pumpkin Poblano Chili


Prep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 40 minsServings: 8
“Pie pumpkins” are ideal for this recipe and can be prepped just like other winter squash. Substitute ground portabella mushrooms for half the turkey for even more veggies!


  • In a 4-quart. Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add turkey, onion, bell pepper, poblano chile pepper, garlic, ancho chile powder, cumin, and sea salt. Cook for 10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.
  • Add tomatoes, black beans, chicken broth, solid-pack pumpkin, and fresh pumpkin or squash. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Serve chili warm with Buttermilk Cornbread Poppers and topped with Spicy Pumpkin Seeds.
  • Spicy Pumpkin Seeds: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds on baking sheet. Coat with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with ½ tsp. cayenne pepper and toss to coat. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until toasted.

Recipe Notes:

Chile peppers contain volatile oils that irritate skin and eyes. When working with poblanos, wear protective gloves.


Courtesy of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

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