Most of my friends and family know this by now…but I LOVE PUMPKINS. Everything about them. I sigh quite contently when I see one. Became ecstatic when I see a whole field of them. They ripen to full maturity in my favorite month of the year ~ October.
I had to pick the pumpkins that were growing out in the front yard ~ those little armadillo bug thingies were eating the bottoms of my pumpkins! Bloody wee buggers.
Thought I’d share some more of my pumpkin recipes ~
I like to make the chili for potlucks ~
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
In a large chili pot (I use my enameled cast iron pot) place enough olive oil to cover bottom of pan and sauté:
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 head of garlic, chopped
1-1/2 cups of celery, chopped
Dump veggies into a bowl after sautéing and set aside.
In same pot add one package of ground turkey meat and brown. Add 5 TBSP of chili powder (I use 2 TBSP regular chili powder and 3 TBSP of New Mexican chili powder), 1-1/2 TBSP ground Cumin, 1-1/2 TBSP of Mexican Oregano, a dash of Kosher or sea salt and 1-2 TSP of black pepper.
Dump veggies back into pot.
Add 2 small cans of diced green chiles, 1 can of pumpkin (I use the big’un), 1 can of black beans and 1-2 cans of fat free chicken broth (veggie broth is good too).
Simmer for 2 hours and then serve.