Turkey Pumpkin Light Chili

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This recipe has the flavours of classic chili but is on the lighter side. The mild sweetness of pumpkin balances the exotic chili spices and creates a nice velvety texture. This recipe is nutritious and bursting with superb flavours.

Serves 6


  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 organic onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 organic red pepper, cut to small pieces
  • 1 ½ pound lean ground turkey
  • Spices ~ 2 tbsp. organic GF chili powder + 1 tbsp. organic GF cumin powder + 1 organic dried bay leaf + 1 tsp. sea salt + ½ tsp. organic GF hot chili pepper flakes or to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 organic carrots, diced
  • 2 cups cooked black beans or you can used organic canned rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup organic frozen corn or fresh organic corn
  • 2 cups fresh organic diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (steam peeled pumpkin and process in food processor, or you can use canned organic GF pure pumpkin puree)
  • Instructions

  • Heat oil to medium temperature in a heavy bottom large pot and add onions, sauté until soft, then add garlic and red pepper and cook until just fragrant.
  • Increase the heat and add in turkey and cook until slightly brown while breaking up the meat, then stir in the spices.
  • Add balance of ingredients except pumpkin puree and simmer on low heat covered for 1 hour. Give it a stir couple of times while cooking.
  • Stir in pumpkin puree and cook 15 more minutes. To serve add some grated cheddar cheese, or sour cream if you wish and garnish with fresh organic parsley.

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