Pumpkin Chili

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy hearty pumpkin chili recipe has all your favorite fall flavors! So the next time you get that pumpkin spice craving, think chili!


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 14 ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Juice from one lime
  • Any toppings you like! Sour cream, scallions, shredded cheese, avocado and crushed tortilla chips are all wonderful.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large deep pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute for about 3 minutes until tender. Add beef and stir until browned.
  2. Add spices and stir. Add tomatoes and pumpkin and stir again. Add chicken broth.
  3. Simmer over low for 30 minutes. Taste and season as needed with salt and pepper.
  4. When you are ready to serve, stir in the lime juice and divide among bowls with your favorite toppings.