September 6, 2013

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili from Taste of Home Magazine

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili
Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili



This morning my youngest ran into the kitchen and announced "I love bacon". Then he ran away into the other room. That's how my household is, the three males in my house have a minor bacon obsession. As I was writing this post my husband went into a 5 minute one sided conversation about how he will only eat crispy bacon and that he judges Tudor's Biscuit World locations (a popular WV breakfast biscuit restaurant) by if they have crispy or chewy bacon. I should be used to this by now since growing up my father insisted on two things for Sunday breakfast, crispy bacon and fried potatoes. Neither of which I was allowed to cook, my bacon was never crispy enough and I have a bad tendency to over flip fried potatoes. A couple of weeks back I made a chocolate cake with bourbon glaze and chocolate covered bacon. My family is still talking about it and honestly I think it might be their favorite thing I have ever made. Maybe I should just cook bacon at every meal and then everything that I make would be well received. My youngest ended the day by informing me that he had seen a sign for bacon donuts and that he wanted one. It looks like I will be spending part of my weekend tracking down this alleged donut or I won't hear the end of it. While the rest of my family is bacon obsessed, I am obsessed with fall foods and in particular pumpkin and apples. Last week I tried a new recipe for Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili from the September/October 2013 issue of Taste of Home Magazine.

Church in the Southside Neighborhood of Huntington, WV
Church in the Southside Neighborhood of Huntington, WV
This recipe has 13 ingredients. It takes 4 hours and 20 minutes of total time, 20 minutes of which is active and makes 10 servings. I only made a few changes to the original recipe. First, I made my beans from scratch. I prefer this method since I can control the amount of the salt. I also used my own chicken broth. I don't salt the broth to cut down on sodium. Finally, I didn't add cubed avocado since my kids refuse to eat it currently and I used grilled chicken thighs instead of turkey. I rarely have frozen turkey leftovers, but I frequently have leftover chicken so the substitution was a nice way to save money.

Julian's Market Southside Neighborhood Huntington, WV
Julian's Market Southside Neighborhood Huntington, WV
With only 5 grams of fat this recipe has a lot of protein (16 grams) while being low in fat. Plus since it's all done in the slow cooker it's very easy to prep and makes more than enough for multiple meals. With fall being right around the corner this recipe will be great when the weather turns cooler.

For the recipe go to Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili.

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

Recipe Type: Main
Summary:
Review of Sow Cooker Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili from the September/October issue of Taste of Home magazine. Great for fall!
Preparation Time: 0h, 20m
Cooking Time: 4h, 0m
Total Time: 4h, 20m
Yield: Serves 10

26 comments:

  1. We love chilli! With a loaf of homemade bread, this makes a perfect autumn meal.

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    1. Chili and bread are so good together!

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  2. LOL, I have yet to meet a member of the males species that DOESN'T like bacon. Me, not as much, but they could eat it by the pound.

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  3. So perfect for the cooler weather. I love pumpkin and black beans, so this sounds great to me. All the men (and my daughter) in this house love bacon.

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    1. It will be great once the weather cools down, I agree!

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  4. love chili here... this could be interesting. Oh, bacon lovers here too!

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  5. Looks yummy even though I dont eat chili. I love the look of the neighborhood too :)

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  6. chilli is perfect for fall. My husband loves it in very many recipes. I must try this :) Thanks.

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  7. I love chili and this sounds really interesting and different so I might try it soon. Thanks!

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    1. The flavors blend really well together. It's a really nice way to use fall flavors!

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  8. Your family sound quite a bit like mine. My husband LOVES bacon and I'm not allowed to make it either. Mine doesn't come out crispy enough. I'm a huge fan of chili as well and like mine really spicy. Will have to add some cayenne pepper to mine. :)

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    1. My husband is very picky about crispy bacon! I like my food spicy, but my boys hate it :)

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  9. I like the flavors of this recipe - it will be chili season here soon! Pinned!!

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    1. Thanks for the pin, I appreciate it!

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  10. This looks delicious and will be perfect for the Fall weather coming up!

    I'm with hubs - crispy bacon only!

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    1. Thanks :) It will be perfect for fall, I agree!

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  11. I have a question about the recipe. Is that chunks of pumpkin in the recipe? I wonder if I can use pumpkin puree.

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    1. It's puree :) The chunks are from the beans and other ingredients.

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  12. Such a beautiful look..
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    1. Thanks :) It was very easy to make, which is always nice!

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  13. i have heard of donuts topped with bacon. although i have not tried this, and admittedly thought it was crazy, i can see how the sweet and salty might work together!

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    1. My youngest still hasn't found his bacon donut :) I've had the cupcakes at the store and they are really good! My husband said the donut he saw though didn't really have much bacon on top, so it was a little disappointing.

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