Pumpkin and turkey chilli

    30 min

    This is an unusual, but exceptionally tasty chilli dish. Turkey mince is simmered with peppers, tomatoes, pumpkin and seasonings. Serve with Cheddar and soured cream. This dish goes perfectly with freshly boiled rice or over jacket potatoes. It's the perfect winter warmer.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 160g chopped onion
    • 75g chopped green pepper
    • 75g chopped yellow pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 450g minced turkey
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 500g pumpkin puree
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 dash salt
    • 60g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 125ml soured cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and saute the onion, green pepper, yellow pepper and garlic until tender.
    2. Stir in the turkey and cook until evenly brown. Drain and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin.
    3. Season with chilli powder, pepper and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve topped with Cheddar cheese and soured cream.

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    I am only giving this four stars because the orginal recipe was too bland for my taste. I added a few things: one can each of corn, black beans, and green chilies, about 2 tsp each of cumin and corriander, about 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate, about 1 1/2 tbsp honey, 2 bay leaves, more salt, about 2 cups of tomato juice, about 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes for some heat. Of course, I did not add cheese or sour cream, but I beleive a dish should be able to stand on its own, with condiments only to enhance. This recipe is totally original, and I will definately make my version again. Thanks for the recipe!  -  05 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great recipe to build on. I added black beans, corn, cumin an extra can of tomatoes and extra chili powder. My family loved it.  -  03 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Definitely missing something... 3 stars as I had to tweak this recipe so much to achieve any flavor, however I loved the addition of the pumpkin! Good base to build on for personal chili preferences.  -  29 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)