A Savory Pumpkin and Lamb Chili Recipe

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili Recipe

A Savory Pumpkin and Lamb Chili Recipe
Recipe type: Main
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • ½ yellow onion,
  • sliced 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with chilis (like Rotel)
  • 1 (15 oz) can LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of kidney beans
  • 2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprkia
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Optional: salt & pepper to taste
  1. Using a large pot over medium heat, combine your ground lamb, onions and peppers and cook until the lamb is browned and the onions and peppers begin to soften.
  2. Add in your tomatoes, beans, spices and pumpkin and mix well. Cover your pot and reduce heat to low (simmer) and let simmer for about three hours.

pumpkin and lamb chili ingredients

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    We don’t eat lamb in our house, but I bet chicken could substitute in there nicely!!

  2. says

    You are now the 2nd person in the last year I have seen put pumpkin in their chili. I LOVE pumpkin but have yet to try this. My cousin has a pumpkin patch and every year they throw a little party for his kids and friends. They carve out pumpkins. They have buckets set up to collect the seeds. I take 20-30 pumpkin worth of seeds home and roast them for Christmas gift baskets. I can/jar them. I also swipe a few pumpkins for myself for butter and making my own canned pumpkin. I make bread, pies and even smoothies with it!

  3. says

    Now that’s something new! I never thought of putting pumpkin in my chili. I was trying to imagine how that will taste. But the photos you shared look yummy and delicious. I might want to try it out and hope it turns out to be as good as yours. Thanks for the post, Jenn! :)

  4. says

    That looks really good. I never thought to add canned pumpkin to my recipes, especially my mac and cheese. I usually just make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, but now you have me thinking.

  5. says

    well, since I have two chilli addicts in my home, I will try this recipe out, sadly I don’t know as though I will buy lamb as that’s expensive :( Love adding pumpkin to liven up some already used recipes though!

  6. Pam says

    It is great to find recipes like this that have pumpkin added. It is very healthy for you and really adds a unique flavor. I am going to try this recipe.

  7. says

    Wow pumpkin, lamb and chilli together??? I would of NEVER put that together but hey this post alone just showed me that Pumpkin has various usage and maybe I need to her more creative!

  8. says

    One of these days I am going to have to try this pumpkin eating business… I see so many people using it. Your pics look very good!

  9. says

    I would NEVER have thought about adding pumpkin to chilli! I bet that is really tasty – I know the pictures have me drooling!

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