Wednesday, October 26, 2011


This week I am featuring recipes I've made out of pumpkin. It certainly is that time of year!! (and apparently its spelled with a Z).
I'd like to say that I love the look of pumpkins around the house, but not necessarily the taste of ONLY pumpkin... which is why I've been on the hunt for THE best recipes that use pumpkin!! Not anything like pumpkin pie (that is WAY too much pumpkin for me!) I will explain the recipes and AFTER the recipe I will comment on them:

Crockpot Turkey-White Bean-Pumpkin Stew

2lb lean ground turkey
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp chili powder
2 bay leaves
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
2 (15 oz) cans of white northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz can pumpkin puree
4.5oz canned chopped green chilies
2C chicken broth
sour cream, cheese, chopped cilantro and chives for topping (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

HEAT a large heavy saute pan over high heat and lightly spray with oil. 
ADD meat and cook, breaking it up.
PUT in crock pot.
PUT oil in the saute pan, then onions, garlic and saute' about 3-4 minutes. 
ADD cumin and saute another minute.
ADD to crockpot. 
IN crockpot ADD beans, pumpkin puree, green chilies, broth, chili powder, oregano and bay leaves. 
COVER and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
REMOVE bay leaves and adjust seasoning to taste before serving.

This was sooo sooo good.  Not soup at all but a rich hearty tasty stew. 
The key is seasoning it to your taste.  It was great!

found recipe here:

5 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Sue said...

This one is my favorite so far. If I can get to the store, I'm going to make it tonight.


blueviolet said...

That looks outstanding! It's nothing I would have thought of, but that's what's so intriguing about it!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I am so trying this and not telling hubby whats in see if he likes it..not a huge "squash" fan..but I am..and if I am doing the cooking...:)

Blessings from Cindy said...

This looks yummy! I'm gonna have to try it!

Momza said...

Would really like to try this! Love stews in the winter!! perfect timing, Lisa!