Yes, you read that right. Not a chill; it's 80 degrees here. A chili! A festively Halloweeny pumpkiny chili, to be more specific! I made this tasty concoction last night; here it is for your recipe books.
Ingredients · 2 pounds extra lean ground beef· 1 large sweet yellow onion, diced· 1 green bell pepper, diced· 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained· about 3/4 of 1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice (or more if you like it thinner. I used the whole can last night and it was too liquid-y for my taste, although still delicious!)· 1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice· 1 can pumpkin puree· 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice· 1-2 tablespoons chili powder· 1/4 cup white sugar· a few cloves of garlic, minced· salt and pepper
In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in onion, garlic, and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes, and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder, and sugar. Simmer 1 hour.
Per usual this is my slightly modified recipe. I think it'd be great with some corn added, also. Original recipe is at All Recipes, but I recommend using my modified one, as it is deeeeelicious! Total calorie count for the pot is about 2650; a good-sized serving is about 1/10th of that.
Sadly I don't have a picture of the chili, but here's a picture of the amazing Death Star jack-o-lantern that Joseph carved the other night:
Beautiful geekery at its finest! (Both Joseph and the pumpkin, obvs.)