Crock pot burn out: Pumpkin Chicken Chili Recipe

Written by on January 13, 2012 in Crock Pot, Recipes - 9 Comments

Yesterday, I made my version of Pumpkin Chicken Chili in the crock pot via a recipe I found on Pinterest, (which is now where I find all the things ever, really) from a recipe on Cara’s Cravings.

It was the yum. And it looked like this:

In an “I can’t even blame it on too much wine” moment, I left the chili in the crock pot overnight on the “Warm” setting. Did you know you can burn things in a crock pot?

Yup. You can.

Fortunately, I was able to spoon out most of the burnt part of the remaining chili, and save the part that hadn’t yet been charred. And I ate it for lunch today. Still good. Would have been even better with some Jesus Cornbread.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Chicken Chili

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium bell peppers (your choice of color)
  • 1 pound ground chicken (or turkey or beef)
  • 1tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree or 2 cups homemade
  1. Brown the meat with the seasonings
  2. Dump meat and all other ingredients into crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours
  3. Garnish with sour cream, onions, cilantro, cheese, etc.
  4. Pro tip: Do not leave the remaining chili in the crock pot overnight like I did.
Makes 6 servings.


9 Comments on "Crock pot burn out: Pumpkin Chicken Chili Recipe"

  1. Cara January 13, 2012 at 9:22 am · Reply

    So glad you liked it! And yes, Pinterest is the best :)

    • Tricia January 13, 2012 at 9:59 am · Reply

      Thanks again for the recipe, Cara!

  2. Jennifer January 13, 2012 at 11:50 am · Reply

    This sounds and looks delish. I’m missing my crock already. It didn’t make the necessities cut. :(

    • Tricia January 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm · Reply

      Hopefully the crock will be back in service soon. :)

  3. Skye January 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm · Reply

    oh crap you can burn stuff on “warm” ?? live and learn. i love pinterest too, why surf the internet when other people can find the stuff for you :) I clicked my way over from SITS

    • Tricia January 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm · Reply

      Skye, you sure can burn things in the crock pot. It was ugly.

      Thanks for coming by!

  4. Leslie January 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm · Reply

    I can’t even imagine the cleanup from that one!

    • Tricia January 17, 2012 at 9:55 am · Reply

      Whole lot of soaking on that one, Leslie.

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