Here’s a simple and easy one to make you feel a little more festive.

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Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

  • Servings: Makes 4 Servings
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Each Serving Contains:

  • About 6 oz Veggies
  • 1 Protein Serving
  • 1 Fat Serving

Ingredients

Veggie Serving

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 can (15-oz) pumpkin puree 
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (I like fire roasted tomatoes)

Protein Serving

  • 3 cans (15-oz) black beans, rinsed and drained (or 24 oz cooked beans)

Condiments & Spices

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • cup vegetable broth (more if needed)

Maintenance Modifications

  • Grain Additions: Serve over rice, or add 16 oz of diced potatoes or sweet potatoes to the chili.
  • Protein Additions: Increase the amount of beans, or add cheese.
  • Fat Additions: Increase the amount of avocado, or add cheese.

Directions

  1. Put everything into a crockpot (well, except for the avocado obviously)
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  3. Serve with 2 oz of sliced avocado.
  4. Divide equally into 4 servings. Each one counts as a complete meal.

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