Pumpkin Chili with Bacon

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SERVINGS
10
PREP TIME
20
MIN
COOK TIME
2
HRS
TOTAL TIME
2
HRS
20
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Medium
  • 3 lbs ground turkey (extra lean)
  • 1 pack chopped thick-cut Farmer John® Classic Bacon
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 5 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 oz can red kidney beans
  • 29 oz can pumpkin purée
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 12-fl. oz. bottle pumpkin beer
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

TO GARNISH:

  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Green onions, sliced
  1. Start by thinly slicing your sausages or if possible, removing the casing. Reserve with the ground turkey.
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, add 2 Tbsp of olive oil and sauté the garlic and the onion until translucent. Add the bell peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes. Reserve.
  3. In the same pot, add 2 more Tbsp of olive oil and brown the ground turkey and sausage. That should take about 10 minutes. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  4. Once the meat is browned, add back the vegetables and then add the diced tomatoes, the pumpkin, the beans and all the spices. Add the pumpkin beer and the chicken broth and stir.
  5. Lower the heat to low and simmer for 1.5 – 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Adjust salt and pepper, if necessary.
  6. Serve it with some grated cheddar cheese, some sliced green onions and a dollop of sour cream.
Recipe credit: oliviascuisine.com