I am thrilled to be apart of a fantastic group of bloggers bringing amazing chocolate recipes this week! Thus this brings the most delicious Easy Turkey Pumpkin Chocolate Chili! This is a unique combo of sweet and savory but let me assure you, this is yummo! I would like to thank all the sponsors of #Choctoberfest2017, our Gold Sponsor Imperial Sugar and also Barlean’s! Also our fabulous shout out sponsors, Rodelle and Davis Chocolate!
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The fam was seriously not looking forward to helping me with this one! They thought it was a bit odd! I reviewed with them, their love of Mole, which uses Mexican chocolate! We have also had some savory beef recipes that have had chocolate added and they were wonderful so why not try Easy Turkey Pumpkin Chili! I didn’t back down and truth be told, I was right, this chili is epic!
The hubs cracks me up! I give him a run through of what I am experimenting on for the week. We both know he isn’t always listening so he when he says, yes all sounds great! He’s then eating tofu, chickpeas, and quinoa…. Yes, we eat everything, a few times before it is published! So It has to be a unanimous thumbs up before a recipe is posted! So again, back to the chili, my first round with the family was during game day! He asked, is this your regular chili, me – YUP! He loved it as did the rest of the crowd!
Everyday Eileen tip: I tested freezing the chili and it was perfect! This would be great using leftover turkey after Thanksgiving! I always have a lot of pumpkins then too! Slow cooker friendly too!
Health benefits of Easy Turkey Pumpkin Chocolate Chili:
- Use lean ground turkey, low-fat, low-calorie, high in protein.
- Pumpkin is loaded with Vitamin C, perfect to aid in keeping colds away.
- Fiber aids the digestive system and Pumpkin has a nice amount for the body.
- I love Cocoa because it aids in the reduction of high blood pressure and cholesterol.
I made this delicious Easy Turkey Pumpkin Chocolate Chili quite a few times on the stove top. If making in the slow cooker, brown the turkey meat first. Add browned meat and remaining ingredients to the slow cooker, Cook about 4 hours on low, 8 hours on high. We had this again over the weekend! My son was looking to heat some up for a late night snack! Quite disappointed, there was none left! I know its a keeper, he asked can I make it again this week! Absolutely!
I just love the combo of ground turkey, turkey sausage, pumpkin, and cocoa! Top it off with the spices and this is one fantastic chili! This is not crazy spicy! If you want really spicy add more Chili Powder and also try Easy Chipotle Chili! The meal starts by using Barlean’s amazing butter flavored coconut oil! This is a fantastic product that is a fabulous healthier replacement to butter.
This yummy Easy Turkey Pumpkin Chocolate Chili has more of a savory flavor with a sweet kick from pumpkin puree and cocoa powder! The sweetness balanced from the smoked paprika, chili powder, and cumin. The heat gets a balance from the cinnamon! Oh, just give it a go and you will not be sorry! We had one of my favorite cocktails Skinny Pineapple Mango Frozen Margarita with Chili Salt Rim! The skinny margarita pairs really well this and any chili! Okay, actually any meal!
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