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This One Is So Easy Even My Husband Can Make It!

My husband and I have an understanding…I don’t have to cut the grass and he doesn’t have to do the cooking. It works for us. But once in awhile I come up with something that I might let him try to make. This is just such a recipe. Mind you, I said I MIGHT let him make it. I didn’t. I made it myself but it was so easy, anyone can do it. It’s literally just “throw it all in the slow cooker and walk away”. And boy was it tasty.

The picture shows it before cooking. After it’s done, there is more liquid. It is the perfect dinner for a cold winter night. It has lots of great protein and fiber from the beans. The corn doesn’t give you much bang for your nutritional buck but you’ll get some good stuff from the peppers in fiber, vitamins and minerals. I also added some Trader Joe’s Citrusy Garlic Seasoning Blend for some extra zing. I think you will enjoy it.

Come back and let me know once you have tried it.


Vegan Pumpkin Chili

5 from 1 vote


  • 1 Slow cooker


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 can pinto beans with liquid
  • 1 can black beans with liquid
  • 2 cups frozen corn I use much more because we love corn
  • 1 can pureed pumpkin this is NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 tsp ground cumin I use more like a tablespoon
  • 2 tsp chili powder I use more like a tablespoon
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies


  • mix all the ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  1. Lynn on January 25, 2022 at 12:24 am

    One of my fave foods is soups and chilis. This looks/sounds delish. I love the agreement between the two of you. I enjoy cooking as well and I would much rather have someone else do the yard work.

    • Karen on January 25, 2022 at 9:08 am

      We all have to do what works. He’s really good with the yard work so I would never meet his standards and I don’t want him in the kitchen unless it’s to reach something I can’t. You will love the chili.

  2. Martha on January 25, 2022 at 9:36 am

    5 stars
    That know out sounds tasty but looks delicious, it’s so colorful!! Great job to your hubby!

    • Karen on January 25, 2022 at 11:07 am

      It was delish…lots of flavor. The pumpkin adds some excellent nutrition without impacting the taste very much.

  3. Kate Loving Shenk on January 26, 2022 at 10:03 am

    I just started cooking with my slow cooker, as of yesterday! I will have to try this.

    • Karen on January 26, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      It’s really my favorite appliance. I just everything in there and get on with my day.

  4. Glenda Cates on January 26, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Looks good and my mother-in-law loves Pumpkin so I think for Valentine’s Day in my son’s Homeschool Cooking Class I will let him make this as a treat for his grandmother and he can bring her lunch and spend time with her one on one which they haven’t done in a while. If I am lucky, they might even, make a Cake.

    • Karen on January 26, 2022 at 8:14 pm

      It was really good and even better the second day. I love that your son cooks for and with his grandmother. I hope he continues.

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