Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

First off, Blogger hates me today…and is turning every single one of my pictures sideways (does this happen to anyone else? Is there a solution??).

Secondly, I stayed up way too late last night watching the Celtics. And by “way too late” I mean past my usual bedtime of 11 p.m. So, today I am nice and tired (a.k.a. cranky).

Finally, if I had any leftovers of this pumpkin chili, I would be a much happier girl this morning. Although I do not have said leftovers, it does make me happy to be able to share this recipe with you all. And if you happen to make it today, would you save me a bowl? Thanks.

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili
Yields: 10 servings
Adapted from Taste of Home
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-3 garlic cloves, minced
-3 cups vegetable broth
-2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
-2 vegetarian sausage links, chopped
-1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
-1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
-7-8 jarred jalapeno slices, diced (or, 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced)
-2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
-2 teaspoons chili powder
-1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
-1 teaspoon ground cumin
-1 teaspoon garam masala
-Pinch of cayenne pepper
-Salt and black pepper, to taste
Shredded cheese (we used Mexican blend), for garnish (optional)

1.) In a large frying pan, saute the onion and bell pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. 
2.) Transfer to a crock pot; stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until heated through. Serve with shredded cheese and toasted bread for dipping.

How about another sideways photo of this tasty, chunky, spicy chili?

Although the photos do this vegetarian chili no justice, it was a big hit in my house. Topped with melty cheese and served with toasted bread for dipping, this was one comforting fall meal.

Do you have a crock pot? What's one of your favorite crock pot recipes? I'm always looking for new ones!


  1. Michelle - I've been using our crock pot quite a bit this season. Have made applesauce and apple butter and two big batches of fantastic beef stew!

  2. I don't have a crockpot but I'm thinking of getting one!

  3. Looks delicious! I do love a good crockpot meal. My favorite is this veggie chili:

  4. This chili sounds awesome. I made a beef stew this weekend but really wanted to make some sort of fall chili.

  5. love making chilli in the crockpot. sorry blogger is giving you issues, I know how annoying that can be!