About this recipe: This chilli is a little different than the standard chilli. It has pumpkin added to it and is warmly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. Enjoy with freshly cooked rice or corn bread.
I used this recipe when I was throwing a chili cookoff at my house and I decided to compete in the "Most Interesting Ingredient" category. This was a wonderful recipe, but I did change it: I used a large can of pumpkin, I substituted black beans, I added approx. 1/4 cup chili powder and doubled the cumin and added approx. 1/4 cup sugar. I actually won my own chili competition with this recipe! It's wonderful! (but some of the best recipes are ones that you alter to fit your own style!) - 10 Mar 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My potluck guests loved this chili. I used 1 1/2 lbs hamburg instead of 2 lbs, added 2 15 oz cans of black beans and an additional can of kidney beans (drained), an entire 15 oz can of pumpkin puree, omitted the sugar and added 2 tsp cumin and 2 tsp cayenne. This was fabulous chili! Thanks so much for the recipe, Teresa. - 04 Nov 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I won an "Iron Chef" competition with this (the secret ingredient had to be pumpkin - was totally unique!) Did add a few things though - 2 cloves minced garlic FULL can of the pumpkin puree "dash" of kosher salt and a lot more chili powder ....delicious and unique! - 02 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)