Pumpkin Chili

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!
[ingredients]

yield:
servings:5
prep time:
cook time:5 min
ready in:
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground buffalo
  • 1 lb bacon, diced
  • 2 15oz cans pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup full fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 bottle beer (your favorite gluten-free variety)
  • 2 15 oz cans organic diced tomatoes, 1 sm can organic tomato paste
  • 2 red peppers, 1 jalapeno pepper, 2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Chili spice mixture (see instructions)

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