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Pumpkin Chili Slow Cooker #Recipe

Last week I decided to make Chili on Friday. I threw all my ingredients into the slow cooker and was making my oatmeal pumpkin bars. I still had a half a can of pumpkin left, so I decided to throw it into the chili. My biggest problem with my chili was that I was missing cumin and I think that ruined my recipe so I’m adding it in here. The recipe wasn’t bad overall, but it was missing that normal chili flavor. I liked that I got a bunch of veggies into it. I used celery, chopped green pepper and the pumpkin. I want to try and add more and more veggies to my food. It’s not how I was raised, so it’s a process for me.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can red kidney beans with liquid
  • 3 stalks of celery diced
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red stamp pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 12 oz beer I used budweiser
  • 1 can tomato paste


  1. Brown your ground beef with the diced onion and garlic. Drain and add to your slow cooker.
  2. Place all other ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Enjoy! That easy!


About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Paula, this looks delicious!

  2. that is really different.

  3. I use a lot more beans and would never to have thought to put pumpkin pie spice in there or bear- very different but probably pretty tasty!

  4. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh that sounds so neat and what a great recipe for Fall! Oh cant wait to try it!

  5. This is perfect for the fall right now – I love the taste of pumpkin!

  6. marilyn crider says:

    I’m all for sneaking in more veggies. Pumpkin is a mild flavor so I think I may try adding it into my own chili recipe.