I wasn’t lying when I said, “I could prove a person could live off pumpkin recipes for a few months.” This recipe is one of our favorites. Mine, because the slow cooker does it all and the kids because they love chili, as long as it is not too spicy. For the past couple of years, I have made this on Halloween night. Festive with the pumpkin and easy. Let’s face it, no one wants to spend the evening in the kitchen while trying to get excited children in costumes and tending to the trick-or-treaters’ at the door. So what better idea than to throw together something warm, delicious and comforting that will be ready whenever everyone is ready to eat?
This pumpkin chili recipe is even more perfect for this time of year by adding in pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!). Adding a little bit of cinnamon makes it even more inviting. It’s hearty and filling, and will keep all of your little ghouls and goblins warm and sated so they don’t all their candy while out. Which lets face it, here in western NY it is a crap shoot whether it will be warm or snowing. There were many years I remember having a snowsuit over or under a costume!
Serve it up with a slice of pumpkin cornbread, and dinner is ready with very little effort – because we all know that there is way too much going on to worry about what’s going to be for dinner!!
Sorry for the short post today. We have been having internet and server issues the past few days (hence the no posts in a few days) and I didn’t want to risk losing stuff.