Rachel's 3-Bean Pumpkin Chili (Vegetarian)

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Recipe by the80srule

Inspired by the Goya recipe I have posted, 3-Bean Vegetarian Chili (Goya Beans). This one calls for more playing around with the ingredients, but has a texture I really like! I was also prompted to make this to use up one of the huge cans of pumpkin in my stronghold (it's been accumulating like mad!), and my favorite place to get chili cheese fries no longer makes the chili vegetarian. For those who think pumpkin is just limited to autumn desserts, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well it lends itself to substitute ground beef and has a taste like squash and tomatoes when cooked savory not sweet. If it's not hot enough for ya, add some more chili powder and cayenne!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and drain all the beans-- but don't rinse/drain the tomatoes.
  2. Combine tomatoes, pumpkin, beans, garlic, and spices in a large saucepan, mix well.
  3. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve with corn chips, cheese, pitas, the delish possibilities are endless!

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