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Pumpkin Turkey Chili


    This unusual twist for a chili pairs classic ingredients in a new way and takes care of turkey leftovers. Heat factor is medium and can be adjusted, if desired.


    3 Tbsp (45 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 large orange pepper, diced
    1 large yellow pepper, diced
    3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated
    1 lb (450 g) ground turkey or shredded leftover turkey
    1 - 28 oz (796 mL) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
    1 cup (250 mL) low-sodium chicken stock
    2 cups (500 mL) pumpkin purée, no salt added
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) chili powder
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin
    1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cloves
    1 tsp (5 mL) black pepper
    2 cups (500 mL) cooked pinto beans
    1 cup (250 mL) cooked chickpeas
    1 cup (250 mL) corn kernels, fresh or frozen
    Juice of 1 lemon

    Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat and sauté onion, peppers, and garlic until tender. Stir in turkey and cook until evenly browned. If using cooked turkey, add with beans instead.

    Add tomatoes, chicken stock, pumpkin purée, chili, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

    Add beans, chickpeas, corn, and lemon juice and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until heated through.

    Serves 8.

    Each serving contains:
    325 calories; 20 g protein; 12 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 38 g carbohydrates; 11 g fibre; 266 mg sodium

    source: "Chili", alive #351, January 2011


    Pumpkin Turkey Chili



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