Halloween Chili

"Yummy fall chili with Pumpkin,black beans and turkey. I found this in a slow cooker recipe book and made it for my friends while we were carving pumpkins it is soooo good, easy and filling!"
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Ready In:
7hrs 15mins




  • saute onions, pepper and garlic in oil until soft.
  • stir in oregano, cumin, chili powder cook 1 minute and transfer to slow cooker.
  • add remaining ingredients.
  • cook on low for 7-8 hours.

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  1. Excellent! I made this for my Halloween/birthday party. Everyone absolutely loved it! thank you
  2. An overall great recipe. Of course, there was some improvising involved-you know, green pepper for yellow, beef for turkey. As the others mentioned, you couldn't taste the pumpkin. In the end, I found that the chili was pretty bland. Not to worry, some hot sauce and cheddar cheese cleared that right up.
  3. Great recipe. The pumpkin is not noticeable but it was nice to know the vitamins were there. If you like cumin you'll like this. I used ground turkey and browned it before putting it into the crockpot and it was yummy! It was better the next day and the day after that. My 4 year old did not like it to much but my 1 year old gobbled it up.
  4. This is great! Made this in a crockpot for Halloween. My kids & their friends had it for dinner before going out trick-or-treating! I used only one can of the beans (they don't like beans and they didn't notice them..) and used a 28 oz can of tomato with only 2 cups of chicken broth. Next time I think I will do the other can of beans too! Everyone loved that the secret ingredient was pumpkin!
  5. Easy to make! You cannot really taste the pumpkin but it adds a nice creamy texture to the Chili. The turkey is not necessary! I made it without and it was still a hearty, delicious soup!


I live in Chicago with my husband Mr.Snacks and my two dogs Leroy and Bodhi. I am an artist and a nanny for four boys which makes me a master multi-tasker. I love cooking for people that I love. I like to make things up as I go along when I'm cooking. The best recipes in the kitchen can start as mistakes. I also love to make recipes given to me by family and friends. I love Cuban food because my Cuban Grandmother was one of the best cooks who ever graced this planet.
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