Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Yield 5 Servings


  1. 1 pound extra lean ground turkey
  2. 1 tbsp of avocado or olive oil
  3. 1 jalapeno
  4. 1 white onion
  5. 1 can of pumpkin puree 
  6. 3 garlic cloves
  7. 1 can of kidney beans
  8. 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  9. 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  10. 3/4 cup of vegetable or chicken stock
  11. 2 tbsp chili powder
  12. 2 tsp cumin
  13. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  14. dash of ground cloves
  15. sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large sauce pan to medium heat. Carefully drizzle in avocado oil, once oil is hot add in chopped onion, minced garlic and sliced jalapeño. Allow to sauté for about 3 minutes. 
  2. Then add in the ground turkey, breaking up the meat and cooking until browned for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in ALL spices to season the meat cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, sea salt and pepper.
  4. Next add in the crushed tomatoes, beans and vegetable stalk. Stir to fully combine all flavors. Finally fold in the pumpkin puree. Cook chili on low hear for 2-3 hours.
  5. Enjoy! Garnish with avocado, cilantro, and Greek yogurt if you wish!  

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Recipe by TheEmpowerist at