Chili Spice Mixture
2 T chipotle chili powder
2 T cumin
1 T smoked paprika
2 t sea salt
2 t coriander
2 t cinnamon
2 t cocoa powder
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t cayenne
Mix 3 tbsp pumpkin, yogurt to taste in a bowl (touch of chipolte adobo sauce optional); cover and chill. (Sklp this to keep dairy-free)
Sauté the bacon until it begins to brown.
Add the onions, peppers, garlic and cook until tender ~ about 5 mins.
Add the ground meat to the pot, stir well & simmer ~ about 10 mins.
Add the spices; stir well & simmer ~ about 10 mins.
Slowly stir in the beer & simmer ~ about 10 mins. (I used a pale ale)
(Use beef broth or water instead if you don’t like to cook with beer)
*** At this point I transferred to crock pot since I didn’t have a big enough pot ***
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, & pumpkin; cook on low in crock pot for 3-4 hours.
If using a big stock pot, simmer on low for 60 mins, stirring frequently.
Ladle the chili into bowls; top with the pumpkin cream & whatever else ya like!