Pumpkin Chili, Guacamole, Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

‘Tis the season for everything pumpkin!  What follows are a few pumpkin recipes that I think are good and worthy of sharing.  If you’ve got one you’d like to share, please do so in the comments.

Pumpkin Ice Cream (the perfect after dinner treat)

Carrot Pumpkin Spice Muffins (with morning coffee)

Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars (great to bring to the Halloween party, or to snack on at home)

Pumpkin Coconut Soup (with crispy bacon on top)

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (honey or maple syrup is a must)

Pumpkin Granola (with a splash of coconut milk, AMAZING)

Pumpkin Chili with Zesty Guacamole (from Primal Cravings)
2 # ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 cup beef stock
2 T chili powder
1 T each cumin, paprika
2 t each coriander, cinnamon, cocoa powder
1 t granulated garlic
¼ t cayenne
Salt to taste

Guacamole
3 ripe Haas avocados
2 t coriander
1 t orange zest
2 T each orange juice, lime juice
Salt to taste

In a large soup pot, place beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the beef is browned.  Add the rest of the chili ingredients.  Let simmer, stirring every so often for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the guacamole.  In a food processor, buzz together all the ingredients.  If you don’t have a food processor, you can place all of the ingredients in a bowl and use a fork to mash everything together.

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