Harvest Pumpkin Chipotle Chili

Pumpkin Chipotle Chili in Bowl with Diced Avocado

Cozy up with a heaping bowl of Harvest Pumpkin Chipotle Chili. This autumn-inspired recipe has everything you might expect of a spicy fall chili – plus cinnamon and pumpkin ale for good measure! Bonus that it’s easy to throw together. You can even prep the ingredients in advance and dump it into a Dutch oven later for an easy weeknight dinner. Enjoy!

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Harvest Pumpkin Chipotle Chili

Add the flavors of fall into one spicy chili recipe and you get this Harvest Pumpkin Chipotle Chili. Hearty, easy peasy to pull together and packed with flavor, this chili recipe is on regular rotation. Easily make it vegetarian by substituting the meat for a few cups of butternut squash and the beef stock for vegetable broth.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  • 16 ounces (1 pound) lean ground beef or bison
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or avocado oil
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 15ounce can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15ounce can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 15ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes in their juices
  • 1 15ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 12ounces pumpkin ale
  • 1 cup no-salt or low-sodium beef stock
  • Green onion or chives, chopped (optional)
  • Avocado slices (optional)
  • Dollop of sour cream (optional)
  • Cracked black pepper (optional)




  • Beef broth can be used in place of the pumpkin ale.
  • Author: Cortney Sparkman
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Soups and Stews
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chili recipe, spicy chili recipe, spicy chipotle chili, pumpkin chili

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