Turkey Pumpkin Chili


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Makes8 Servings
Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Photo: Andrew Grinton


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 green sweet pepper, cored, seeded and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 lb ground white meat turkey

  • 1 398 mL can diced tomatoes, with juice

  • 1 398 mL can pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground tumeric

  • 1 398 mL can chickpeas, rinsed and drained


  • In a large pot, warm the oil on medium-low heat. Add the garlic, onion and green pepper. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned. Pour in water, pumpkin, tomatoes, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, and salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a boil. Bring the heat down to medium low and then add the chickpeas. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with fresh bread and a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 280, Protein 20g, Carbohydrates 23g, Fat 13g, Fibre 8g, Sodium 580mg.

This article was originally published on Nov 01, 2011

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