The Wonderful World of Pumpkins! Pictures and Recipes…

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. :grin: 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 ~

Click here for my Pumpkin Cobbler ~ and here for Dutchess’ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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.

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra. While I work at the University, I'd rather garden, cook, craft and make quilts. :)
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One Response to The Wonderful World of Pumpkins! Pictures and Recipes…

  1. duchessdreams says:

    Mmm. Pumpkin in chili. Interesting. I use pinapple in chili all the time, I bet it’s an interesting flavor and texture with pumpkin. Thanks.

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