I found this in 2009 Taste of Home Annual Recipes, and although it's a strange time of year to make chili it was something simple and filling. The ingredients were too interesting to pass up. I would never have thought to combine black beans with pumpkin, tomatoes, and turkey on my own. This is an interesting combination. I made it even easier by using already frozen chopped onions and bell peppers. I also used fresh parsley and refried black beans in place of regular black beans. It kind of has a tex mex feel to it with a touch of sweetness from the pumpkin. If you're expecting your typical chili, it's an adjustment. If you can open your palate and your mind a wee bit, this is pretty yummy. Thanks for posting!
I liked this dish. DH said I shouldn't mess with chili. Sigh. I added a little more garlic and used fresh parsley, otherwise followed the recipe. It was a good chili, but it's one of those that you really like it or you don't. I think I'd like to try it again with cubes of fresh pumpkin instead of the canned. Made and Reviewed for My Three Chefs - Thanks! :)