Black Bean Pumpkin Chili

Black Bean Pumpkin Chili

Low calorie and delicious! This lighter version of chili has lean ground turkey, black beans, and fresh vegetables, along with pumpkin for a unique and satisfying meal.; It’s sure to become a favorite slow cooker recipe at your dinner table.  Recipe courtesy of Red Gold Tomatoes.


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound ground turkey, or 1½ cups cubed cooked turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes with lime juice & cilantro
3 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons each cumin and oregano
Salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey, onion, pepper and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Drain well.
  • Transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cook, covered on low for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Option: Top with cubed avocado and thinly sliced green onions

PREP: 20 minutes

COOK: 4 hours