Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Pumpkin lends color and nutrients to this zesty and flavorful dish. This Chili Mexicana recipe can be found on's website and will also be included in the Zaar World Tour 2005 swap, Mexico.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stirring frequently, add onion, bell pepper, and garlic cooking for approximatley 7 minutes or until tender. Add turkey and cook until browned. Drain.
  2. To turkey mixture add tomatoes with juice, pumpkin, tomato sauce, beans, chiles, corn, chili powder, cumin, and pepper. Bring this to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover saucepan and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


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i have one suggestion that i think made this chili everyones favorite... i decided to be festive and make this for our halloween dinner party. everyone was skeptical before i made it but after tasting could not figure out how such a unique mix could be so good! every single guest went back for seconds:) i followed the recipe except i used ground beef instead of turkey because i think it adds more flavor. i also added browned beef & cooked rest of ingredients in crockpot instead of using a skillet. kept on low for an hour so guest could eat whenever they were hungry. my one suggestion that was a big hit is to serve warm chili over a large bake potato and top with sour cream and chives. this will be are annualy halloween chili for years to come. thanks for posting!!!

Long legged mama November 02, 2009

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was quite delighted with the end result. I made this almost exactly as posted, except I used a packet of hot chili seasoning mix in place of the spices, and also added a tad bit of salt to taste. The pumpkin really added a great texture to the chili and a subtle creaminess that elevated this from plain old chili to scrumptious chili. I will definitely be making this again!

JackieOhNo! February 12, 2013

This was a great recipe! I loved the addition of pumpkin! I only put in 3/4 TSBP of the chili powder because I was afraid of making it too spicy since my 2 boys and I both don't like spice. I saved the 1/4 in case my husband wanted to add extra in since he likes the spice. The heat was just right for us, and my husband was pleased with it enough that he didn't choose to add any more spice. I'm definitely keeping this recipe on hand! Thanks for posting!

cmr1120 January 07, 2016

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