The cooler temps are here. Time to lug out the crockpot and add pumpkin spice to literally everything. This slow-cooked, chunky chili is awesome to make quickly or keep in the crockpot all day.

There’s nothing that annoys me more than a giant back story before a recipe so I’ll just get to this pumpkin spice goodness.

Pumpkin Spice Chili

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Yield: 8-10 people

Pumpkin Spice Chili


12oz bottle Chili Sauce (found in the condiments aisle)
1 1/4 c. Pumpkin Puree
2lb Ground Beef
12oz can Pinto Beans (drained)
12 oz can Black Beans (drained)
28 oz can Diced Tomatoes
Red Onion (chopped)
1 c Beef Broth
1 tbl Chili Powder (you can play around with the spice here)
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tbl Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper


Dump all ingredients into a slow cooker and stir. Set to MEDIUM.

Brown ground beef with onions. Drain grease.

Add ground beef to the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker.

Let simmer and become more flavorful for as long as you'd like (we make this in the morning and eat in the evening).

For stovetop, reverse the order - brown beef and onions and drain. Then, add the rest of the ingredients to your pot or dutch oven. Let cook on the stove for about 2 hours.


You can always mess around with the ingredients of a chili - which is what makes this so awesome. We take this chili to football tailgate parties or make it when we're feeling lazy and cold.