When the cold weather comes, there is no better way to warm up than with a delicious, hearty bowl of soup. This pumpkin chili recipe is equal parts comfort & heat. Serve with some crusty bread for a hearty, plant based meal.
1tbspchipotle chili powder*Or sub for 1 tbsp regular chili powder
1/2tspground black pepper
1/2of a 190ml canchipotles in adobo sauce, chopped if not pre cut*Use more/less to adjust to your spice preference.
3cans (19 oz each)beans, drained and rinsed (I used black, pinto, and white kidney beans)
1½cuppumpkin puree *Pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
2cans (28 oz each)diced tomatoes
2cupslow sodium vegetable broth
1-2tspapple cider vinegarOr sub lemon juice
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and onion and saute for 3-4 minutes until slightly softened.
Add in the bell pepper and mushrooms and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add in the spices and mix to coat all the veggies, sautéing for about 30 seconds.
Add in the chipotles in adobo sauce, all 3 cans of beans, pumpkin puree, both cans of diced tomatoes and the vegetable broth.
Increase the temperature to medium high heat to bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes until the veggies are softened, stirring occasionally.
Once cooked, remove from heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes to cool slightly. Add in 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and stir. Taste and add more vinegar to brighten it up, or add more salt and pepper as needed.
Serve with crusty bread. Leave a star rating & review if you try it out!
Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 5 days. Freezer safe in an airtight container. Note on the chipotle peppers:If you prefer less spice, add in 2-3 peppers only. Freeze the remaining chipotle peppers in a sealed container for later use. Substitutions:Chipotle chili powder- you can find this in most grocery stores, but if you'd rather keep your spice drawer minimal sub for more regular chili powder. Apple cider vinegar- sub for lemon juice if you don't have it on hand.
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