Today I’m going to skip all the gibber jabber about my love of pumpkin and its hint that Thanksgiving and Christmas are on their way, and jump right into the good stuff.
By good stuff, I mean this chili.
On my quest to find tips, tricks, and helpful hints in making soup from scratch, I managed to find a fair number of posts on how to make a super fabulous chili as well. While Food52 and Simple Bites helped me concoct my Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup and Sausage and Peppers Soup, I have to thank The Kitchn for assisting me in the masterpiece that is this Pumpkin Chili.
It’s hearty and bursting with flavor, filled with veggies and meat (and pumpkin of course!) and could very well be the best move you make when it comes to deciding what to cook for Game Day next weekend.
Nothin’ beats a good ole’ bowl of chili.
Oh and the fact that it has pumpkin in it is so not a big deal…so not part of my pumpkin craze…so…
OMG YOU GUYS IT HAS PUMPKIN IN IT AND ITS AWESOME! PUMPKIN PUMPKIN PUMPKIN! BRING ME ALL THE PUMPKIN YOU HAVE AND I WILL TURN IT INTO MASTERPIECES OF AUTUMN SPLENDOR.
that crazy Pumpkin Lord got out again.
I promise that will be the only outburst of the day; I hope.
I can’t admit to having any real control over her; the other day she was spotted combing through Christmas cookbooks at the bookstore.
Can you believe that? What a weirdo. 😉
Anyways, back to the chili. Although it does have pumpkin in it, it also contains a bunch of other hearty ingredients to keep you coming back for more. Two types of beans, zucchini, corn, ground beef, beer…
Oh the beer. I forgot to mention…the Guinness Stout pairs with the pumpkin perfectly. 😀
Seriously, this chili would have been hot enough to melt your face off without it and the pumpkin. For some reason I am just not good with spices like cumin and chili powder.
It must be all the time I’ve worked with cinnamon and just dumped that in to everything.
But the Guinness is essential to creating the full-bodied flavor of this chili. You will love it; I promise.
If you don’t?
Pumpkin Lord might show up again and start shouting about the year of the pumpkin or something…
I’ll be back Wednesday with a decadent, even “devilish” recipe for your sweet tooth. Until then,