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Whole30 Pumpkin Chili

Whole30 Pumpkin Chili

This whole30 no-bean pumpkin chili is the ultimate comfort food for those cooler fall and winter nights! The pumpkin lends a thick velvety texture that makes this chili ultra filling and satisfying. {gluten-free & paleo}
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Elysia


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 bell peppers diced (red, green and yellow for colour)
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 can green chilis
  • 1 14 oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup tomato sauce look for one with no sugar added
  • 1 cup no salt-added broth or more if you prefer a thinner chili
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime Juice
  • Chopped green onion
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender and fragrant. Add minced garlic, cook for an additional minute.
  • Next, add the ground beef to the pan. Cook for 5-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, and cocoa powder and stir until combined with beef and vegetable mixture.
  • Next, toss in green chilis, tomatoes, pumpkin, tomato sauce, and broth.
  • Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide chili into bowls and garnish with optional toppings.


* You may wish to adjust the amount of broth that you use to make a thinner chili


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 11055IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 7mg
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