Warming up in the winter is best with a big bowl of chili. This Chouriço Pumpkin Chili Bowls w/ Spicy Cornbread dish is hearty and seasonal. I like to crumble up my cornbread and top my chili with it, but you can dip it or enjoy it on the side with some salty butter, yum! This dish does not skimp on the flavor and is PACKED with spices.
The grocery list.
- Olive oil – To cook the Chouriço and ground turkey.
- Chouriço – Cured spiced pork sausages give this dish a warmth in flavor. You can buy the links diced or ground.
- Ground turkey – Omit the ground turkey for a vegan version of this recipe.
- Red onion, diced – Red onion adds a delicious crunch to this chili.
- Garlic powder – This dish is packed with spices
- Ground black pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Ground cumin
- Kosher salt
- Chili powder
- Dried oregano
- Black beans, drained – For some added protein!
- Fire roasted diced tomatoes – In addition to the pumpkin, this chili consists of tomatoes, as most chilis do.
- Tomato paste
- Pumpkin puree – The pumpkin not only provides a base of flavor for this chili, it gives it a smooth texture.
- Beef stock – Vegetable stock is a good vegetarian substitute.
A Dutch oven is a wonderful, versatile pan. They’re ideal for making soups and stews like this Chouriço Pumpkin Chili Bowls w/ Spicy Cornbread recipe. Not only that, they can be used like any other pan for things like roasting, browning, frying, etc. You can even bake bread in a Dutch oven (check out my Homemade Dutch Oven Loaf recipe).
I think my favorite use for a Dutch oven is its ability to replace a slow cooker. Not everyone has a slow cooker, but with a pan like this that does it all you can make slow cooker recipes just as easily in a Dutch oven within the oven. Your dish will take longer to cook than in a slow cooker, so keep that in mind. One Feeding the Frasers dish that can be made in a pressure cooker or Dutch oven is the Sheet Pan Nachos with Carnitas & Roasted Pineapple recipe.
Why would you need a million different pans when you can have one that has multiple functions??
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Lastly, if you make this Chouriço Pumpkin Chili Bowls w/ Spicy Cornbread recipe, be sure to leave a comment! Above all, I love to hear from ya’ll and do my best to respond to every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of your dayyyummm good recreations is my favorite!
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb Chouriço** (links diced or ground)
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 4 teaspoons ground cumin
- 4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
- 2 (30 ounce) cans fire roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 6 ounces pumpkin puree
- 4 cups beef stock
- Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat with the olive oil. When the oil shimmers, add the chouriço. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the fat has rendered. Remove the chouriço and set aside.
- Add the ground turkey to the pan with the rendered fat. Cook for 7-10 minutes until browned and no pink remains. Return the chouriço to the dutch oven.
- Add the red onions and for cook 2-3 minutes. To the meat, add the spices (garlic powder, black pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, chili powder and oregano) mix well and cook additional 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients.
- Cover and simmer on low heat for 1-2 hours, stirring every so often. Serve topped with shredded cheddar, raw red onion, green onions, and a side of cornbread***.
**Chouriço (pronounced shoor-reese), is a smokey Portuguese sausage, most similar to Spanish Chorizo, with a strong wine flavor and bold spices. Chouriço is sometimes called Linguiça but that is actually a different and more mild Portuguese sausage, most similar to a Polish Kielbasa.
***Cornbread muffins pictured were made with Trader Joe's boxed cornbread mix and added jalapeños and red onion to the tops before baking.
Slow Cooker Method: After cooking the Chouriço and Turkey, all ingredient can be added to the pot of a slow cooker for easy meal prep. Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-4 hours.