Spicy Sausage Pumpkin Chili Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 (8 ounce) can chopped mushrooms, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add sausage; cook, stirring to break up clumps, until juices run clear, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir kidney beans and mushrooms into the skillet. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Mix in pumpkin until warm, about 2 minutes. Pour in milk. Simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Season with salt; scatter Cheddar cheese on top.