What says “fall” more than chili? How about pumpkin chili? Yes!

Pinterest is a great place to find pumpkin recipes which is where I found this one. This picture on the website looked great! I love that the pumpkin added great color and texture to this chili, but unfortunately it didn’t add as much pumpkin flavor as I had anticipated. So for lunch tomorrow I’m going to add cubed butternut squash to maybe kick up the pumpkin-ish flavor a notch or two.

This wasn’t bad at all. This was a good solid chili recipe but not my favorite. I’ve made eleven different chili recipes of the past year or so and I’d rate this one a 7.9 overall. I can’t give it an 8, but 7.5 seems too low. I’m hoping my modification edges it up a few points.

Update: I made the modifications to this chili and it helped a lot! So I guess technically it’s a pumpkin/squash chili. Either way, it bumped the rating up to an 8.5!

When looking for cornbread recipes I went for Paula Deen’s super easy recipe, but this was a little flavorless. It had excellent moisture and texture, but was kind of bland. I definitely wouldn’t make this one again. But it got great reviews online so maybe I’m missing something.

RECIPES:

Pumpkin Chili

Moist and Easy Cornbread

 

2 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chili and Corn Bread

  1. I made pumpkin cookies this week and they were REALLY good and really moist, but not much pumpkin flavor at all. I have read that you can add pumpkin butter to add more pumpkin flavor (I’ve never seen it before) or add more pumpkin spice (my recipe called for pumpkin puree and the spice).

    1. Pumpkin butter is awesome! I’ve seen it at the apple orchards and fancy jelly stores, but also at Trader Joes. Can you post a link to the cookies recipe?

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