Happy September and Turkey Taco Pumpkin Chili.

Happy September to you! Hope it is starting to feel like fall where you are. I hear we are in for somewhat crisper cooler weather next week so I’m definitely counting down the days to running with my hair blowing in the wind.

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Morning miles…10k plus some hill repeats to celebrate the start of this glorious month.

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Fall is just around the corner and you know what that means…all things pumpkin!! Bring.it.on. Yes I am a kid in a candy store when it comes to this stuff. Last night to celebrate I bought my first pumpkin puree of the season.

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Here’s a cozy recipe you’ll definitely want to bookmark for those nights where you want to curl up on the couch with a bowl of goodness! I threw in some colorful veggies too for good measure. My turkey taco pumpkin chili.

You will need:

-Cooked lean ground turkey (or veggie crumbles if you want to keep it meatless)
-1 cup of black beans
-1 cup of corn
-Diced tomatoes or rotel
-Diced green chiles
-1/2 can of pumpkin
-1 handful of chopped green onions
-1 handful of fresh cilantro
-Garlic/taco seasoning/Mrs. Dash to taste (I like the garlic and original seasonings because they add a ton of flavor without salt!)

Cook and season your ground turkey & add the beans. Add in diced tomatoes, chiles, corn and pumpkin and cook on medium low for 10 minutes. Top with fresh cilantro and onions. Simmer for a few more minutes to let the flavors marinate! Serve with avocado and crushed tortilla chips. Oh, and what I love about this the most is that you can eat off of it for days. It’s super hearty and filling!

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And maybe a skinny margarita. Just because.

Do you have a cozy recipe you like to whip up in the fall?

27 thoughts on “Happy September and Turkey Taco Pumpkin Chili.

  1. ohhhh i want to make this!! love pumpkin and squash anything. looks so good. not into margs (tequila and i hate each other) but i’ll have a skinny vodka cocktail with you! 🙂

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