Thanks to my former college roommate, Jackie (yup, the credit goes to you, Jax!) I was roped into this whole tradition. Start a “Pumpkin Chili Baked Inside a Real Pumpkin” Tradition on Halloween. Turns out, it’s the perfect thing to spoon and cradle in your hands on a crisp autumn day.
It’s a holiday recipe inspired by my old roommate, Jacki (Told you, Jackie, I wouldn’t forget!). Here are some tips for making your own!
- The best size pumpkin to carve is medium-sized, ripe and with character (dimples, curves, freckles, imperfections all welcome!)
- The recipe calls for stuffed with ground chorizo, roasted pumpkin seeds, and tons of veggies and spices.
- You bake in the oven for about four hours, and devour later for about four hours 🙂
- There’s a ton of recipe variations to make “pumpkin infused pumpkin chili” but here my top 10 favorites from years of baking:
Hometown Pumpkin Festival Chili
Spicy Pumpkin Chili Recipe
Turkey Pumpkin Chili Recipe
Crockpot Pumpkin Chili
Black Bean ‘n Pumpkin Chili
Drunken Pumpkin Chili
Veggie Pumpkin Chili
Healthy Pumpkin Chili
Chipotle Bourbon Pumpkin Chili