This Smoky Pumpkin Black Bean Chili is filled with veggies and such great flavor! It’s the perfect comfort food and so easy to make!
Chili is one of the best foods ever! I’ve been perfecting my chili recipe for quite a few years now and it’s one of my favorite meals to eat this time of year. It’s warm, comforting and you can load it with veggies.
I’ve kind of started a tradition where we eat chili for dinner on Halloween. It’s easy to make, can be made ahead of time, and is perfect if you’re cooking for a group of people. We also love to watch old halloween episodes of The Office 🙂
Last Halloween Eli was just about 3 months old so we turned the porch light off and enjoyed our chili and Office episodes while he was sound asleep. This year we’re planning to take him trick or treating and I’m pretty excited! We’ve been putting together an adorable little pumpkin outfit for him to wear and I can’t wait!
Earlier I mentioned that I had been perfecting my chili recipes for years, but for some reason I’ve never put pumpkin in my chili until now. And, let me tell you, it’s the best addition ever! In my recipe it takes the place of the tomato paste and gives the chili such a nice creamy texture.
I’ve also added a little bit of maple syrup and cinnamon to help compliment the pumpkin flavor and it’s delicious! This seasonal chili is perfect for a comforting meal or a game day appetizer! I love to load mine with toppings and dip chips into it!
Don’t forget to check below for some other delicious October seasonal recipes from some of my blogging friends #EatSeasonal! If you’re interested in what else is in season this month, check out Becky’s awesome October Produce Guide!Print
Chai Spiced Apple Scones with Apple Cider Glaze by Floating Kitchen
Cheddar Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup by Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Apple Cinnamon Scones by Completely Delicious
Instant Pot Red Velvet Beet Soup by Letty’s Kitchen
Roasted Delicata Squash, Fig and Persimmon Wild Rice Salad by Flavor the Moments
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal by JoyFoodSunshine
Spaghetti Squash Shakshuka by Kitchen Confidante
Curried Cauliflower Quinoa and Lentil Salad by Food for My Family
One-Skillet Zucchini Lasagna by Vintage Mixer