Fall is by far my favorite season, so as soon as September hits, I like to pull out my slow cooker to make my favorite recipe: pumpkin chili!
Not only is this crazy delicious, but it is also pretty cheap and easy to make, and is one of those things you can set and forget in the morning and come home after work to an awesome home made meal. Or, prep it on Sunday to get rid of a case of the Sunday Scaries!
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 lb. of grass-fed ground beef
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of pureed pumpkin
- 2 medium-sized carrots, chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, chopped
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 small yellow onion, chipped
- spices: paprika, chilli powder, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes
Making it is so simple, that it almost feels funny to write out the steps!
- Brown the beef in a skillet. It does not have to be cooked all the way through.
- Add that to the crock pot, and then dump in the tomatoes, pumpkin, carrots, celery, beans (drain them first!), chopped onion and spices. I don’t measure my spices, and you can definitely mix it up depending on how strong you want the flavor/spice.
- Mix it up
- Set the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4.