Pumpkin Chili - a unique, easy crowd pleaser

With ingredients like pumpkin, cinnamon and corn, Pumpkin Chili sounds a little different. Well, it is; a great kind of different! It's become one of our family traditions and it's just so easy. You'll need: 2 cups baked pumpkin, cubed 3 slices bacon, chopped 1 large onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1lb ground beef 3 cloves garlic, minced (6 to 12 are better, but...) 2 cans diced tomatoes 1 can tomato sauce 1 can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed 1 can whole kernel corn Small can green chilies (you know, the little shorties) 1 Tbs chili powder 1 Tbs ground cinnamon salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees (fahrenheit) Pierce pumpkin to allow steam to escape the cavity. (apple corer works great) Bake on cookie sheet for 30-40 minutes or until flesh pierces easily. Discard yuckies and cube the flesh. In your intended chili pot, cook bacon with onion and pepper on medium. Set aside. Brown ground beef and drain. Add all ingredients but the baked pumpkin. After everything is well incorporated and bubbling, fold in pumpkin. Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar. (on a cornbread waffle, it's WHOA!) Be sure to send me your pictures on Facebook and Twitter! Channel Description: I'm the stay-at-home dad of two boys, two girls and a Volkswagen Bus. I'm really into 'lifestyle', I just have a funny way of showing it. I love showing you how to craft your best life through intentionality, food, farming, home and travel! 'Life is what you make it, let's get our hands dirty!' Visit my channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/busvlogger Go "Like" me on Facebook ( http://facebook.com/Busvlogger ) and follow @busvlogger on Twitter! https://twitter.com/busvlogger I'm so in love with my network! Kin Community is THE place to go for lifestyle programing on You Tube! https://www.youtube.com/user/kincommunity

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kskc1234: That looked really good!

BestAtMe7: that looks delicious!

Laurie M. Marshall: CORNBREAD WAFFLES!!??? WHAAAAaaaa???? I need them in my life.

Living Weird Matt & Esther C: Interesting recipe. I bet it is good but I doubt I could get my family to try it

Margaret Moon: That looks really tasty. When I bake pumpkin I slice the pumpkin in two halves. I then place them cut side down on a cookie sheet, bake until the skin dimples when pressed lightly. I later roast the seeds.

D & J Humans: James...Yummm! You make some great things to eat. Love the waffle corn bread idea.

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