Turkey Pumpkin Chili w/ Tortillas

I found the recipe for this chili here but I'm not much into measuring my chopped onions or peppers so I changed that and after tasting this with the spices given in the recipe I had to kick that up a notch too. After the few changes I made, this chili turned out really good and It's a recipe I will return to again.

  • 2 tbs. oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 cans (30 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounce) Libby's canned pumpkin
  • 1 can (15 ounce) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounce) kidney beans, drained
  • 4 ounce diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tbs. Mexican chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • salt to taste
Heat oil in large pan. Add onion, bell peppers and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent. Add turkey and cook. Now add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off lid and cook to desired consistency. Enjoy!

These tortillas taste so much better than the ones you buy in the store, they are easy to make and are worth the little bit of extra effort!

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 5 tbs. shortening (Crisco)
  • about 1 1/4 cups warm water
Combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add shortening and work to create large crumbs of dough. Now add enough water to create a dough that is neither sticky or hard. Knead this until the dough becomes smooth and pliable, about 10 minutes. Wrap this in plastic wrap and keep aside at least 10 minutes. When ready to cook, head a griddle on med-high heat. Roll small balls of dough into round, flat circles. This recipe should make about 8 tortillas. Place the dough on the griddle and wait for light brown circles to form, flip and wait for a the second side to turn light brown. These shouldn't turn very dark at all, just a little bit of color.

She approves!

~When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on~


SteamyKitchen said...

Now that is so creative - to use pumpkin in chili!

meeso said...

~ Jaden, thank you for your comment...I thought that the chili would have a pumpkin taste to it, but it didn't. I think it added a creamy texture and definitely upped the vitamins...this is really a great chili :)

Asha said...

Of course she does approve! Who doesn't!:))

Cynthia said...

Meeso this is a fantastic creation and a vegetarian's delight!

mallurecipes said...

wow!!! pumpkin and chili!!!
will try this recipe :)

Sri said...

I approve too (thats without eating it)..Now that i have approved you can make it and dont have to worry about if i like it or not :(

meeso said...

~ Asha, Cynthia & Mallurecipes... thank you all so much :)

~ Sri, hush hush...I will make it :)

Andy said...

What a great idea to add pumpkin in chili! It looks fantastic!

Jeena said...

Sounds yummy I love the pictures, lot's of lovely ingredients there Meeso. :)

Padma said...

That looks out of this world, recently I started eating turkey and I am so much in love with this bird. Loved ur version and hopefully will get more new recipes on turkey from you. I will try this soon, tell me was it too hot? I mean after reading the title to this post, I thought so.

Those tortillas is a unique idea to use your leftover bread flour...tx

Happy cook said...

Hey meeso if you give ma a plate of it i would also approve :-)))

meeso said...

~ Andy & Jeena, thanks for visiting and commenting :)

~ Padma, turkey is a really good meat, I prefer it to chicken when I can...I do plan on making more with turkey. This wasn't very hot, I made it a little spicier than the original recipe but I was still conservative on the heat...and I WAS trying to find a way to use my bread flour :) The tortillas turned out really good with it!

~ Happycook, thanks so much...next time I make this I'll save a plate for you :)

Vcuisine said...

She is cute while approves Meeso. Viji

meeso said...

~ Thanks Viji :)

Sheela said...

pumpkin seems like a great addition to chili - with something so yummy, why wouldn't she approve?! :)

meeso said...

~ Sheela, thanks :)