Pumpkin Chili


1 lb ground beef or turkey

1 onion, chopped

1 poblano or bell pepper, chopped

1/2 of a jalapeno (or to taste), chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 pkg taco seasoning

1 pkg chili seasoning

1 can chili beans

1 can black beans, drained

2 cans diced tomatoes

16 oz jar of salsa

1 can pumpkin puree

1/2 can any kind of beer

1 Tbsp semi sweet or unsweetened chocolate chips


In a large pan or Dutch oven brown meat in oil (hint: If there is a lot of liquid in the pan that comes from the meat as it heats, it will not brown so remove the liquid with a spoon)

Add onion, peppers and garlic and sauté until soft. 

Open jars and cans to have ready. 

Stir in both packages of seasoning cook for about 30 seconds.

Add all other ingredients and simmer as long as you want to, at least 30 minutes. 

Serve with sour cream and cheese.

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