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Bowl of Triple Pumpkin Chili with Red Pot, Water Glass and A Bunch of Chives in the Backgroundd
Triple Pumpkin Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Say hello to the ultimate pumpkin chili! This hearty vegan stew is packed with juicy pumpkin, lentils, and black beans simmered with pumpkin ale and warming spices.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium red pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle vegan pumpkin ale
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup dried brown lentils
  • 3 cups diced fresh pumpkin
  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup apple cider (optional)
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and pepper. Sauté until the onion becomes soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon and cloves. Sauté for about 1 minute more, until very fragrant.

  4. Stir in the beer, broth and lentils. Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer for about 25 minutes, until the lentils are almost done but still a bit firm.

  5. Stir in the fresh pumpkin, beans, tomatoes, and pumpkin puree. Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a boil.

  6. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 minutes, until the pumpkin and lentils are tender. Thin with apple cider and/or water if the mixture becomes too thick during cooking.

  7. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking.

  8. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Triple Pumpkin Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.3g5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 520mg22%
Potassium 859mg25%
Carbohydrates 43.4g14%
Fiber 13.1g52%
Sugar 8.9g10%
Protein 12.8g26%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.