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Pork and Pumpkin Chili
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
There's an infinite number of different chilis in the world. Chilli powder is what they all have in common, but after that, the sky's the limit on what ingredients you can combine. This recipe uses pork tenderloin, along with pumpkin and two different types of peppers - poblano and Jalapeño.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Pork, One Pot Meal, Make Ahead
Servings: 6
Calories: 398 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 pounds pork loin roast cubed
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 poblano peppers diced
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 28 ounce canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • cups beef stock
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sour cream
  • roasted pepitas seeds
  1. Heat the oil in a 4-quart cast iron saucepot. Working in batches, add the cubed pork and brown on all sides. Set the browned pork aside. Add the onions and poblano peppers to the saucepot and continue to sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables start to soften. Add the Jalapeño pepper, chili powder, cumin and cinnamon and sauté for an additional minute. Stir in the fire roasted tomatoes and beef stock and bring to a boil. Return the browned pork and any juices back to the saucepot. Lower the heat, cover the saucepot and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Stir in the pumpkin purée and simmer uncovered for 20 more minutes, until pork is tender.
  3. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Serve the chili in bowls topped with a dollop of sour cream and roasted pepitas seeds sprinkled on top.
Nutrition Facts
Pork and Pumpkin Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 927mg39%
Potassium 1245mg36%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 7450IU149%
Vitamin C 40.1mg49%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.