Pumpkin Chili

Nothing say fall cooking like chili, but PUMPKIN chili just screams it like toddlers fighting over a pinata. This chili is hearty, flavorful, and on the mild side. Great for the whole family. I usually serve it over rice. –Ellen

This chili IS fall. Flavorful and yummy, yet not spicy, this recipe will please the WHOLE family. Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms


3 pounds ground beef or turkey

1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed (optional)

1 medium onion, chopped

1 can (15 oz) of 100% pure pumpkin

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

2 cans (10.75 oz each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted

3 bottles (12 oz. each) chili sauce, I use Heinz

1 teaspoon sugar

1.5 teaspoons chili powder


In a large Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Add remaining ingredients; stir to mix well. (You can add chicken broth to reduce thickness, if desired.)

Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.

This makes a lot of chili. Halve the recipe for a family of four or make the whole recipe and freeze half of it to have chili for another day with even less effort.

Mild, but yummy! Pumpkin Chili - Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms


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5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chili

  1. Teresa Bolton

    Can this be made slow in a crock pot all day? I assume the meat needs to be browned before putting into the crock pot. Please let me know if you have a crock pot version!

  2. Meredith

    Was trying to comment on your overal “we swear on a pile of Martha Stewart Living magazines” re: pumkin recipes. How do you ladies have the most ideal graphic ever for this?? Oh yes, you are amazing super-robots. Albeit, robots I am in love with, and I think this series is fun–thanks for encouraging me to get the pumpkin in my cupboard out of the can and into a cool recipe!
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  3. Lauren Mink

    Made this last night! Kids asked for multiple servings of it! DELISH! The changes I made:

    I made it in the slow cooker (5 hrs on low seemed to be perfect–made with raw meat)

    Used a 29 oz can of pumpkin instead of the 15—I’m crazy like that!

    Cut back on the Chili Sauce to 2 jars instead of 3.

    Will definitely be making it again!!!



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