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Share what’s on your plate! Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.
What’s on Sara’s Plate?
Chili is a favorite around our house this time of year! In fact, I like to make big batches and freeze it for meals later. It warms you up on a cold day and is heartier than soup, which my husband likes. All of that I think definitely qualifies it as a good, cheap, eat!
But, pumpkin chili?! Sounds a little weird, huh? I certainly thought so, but many friends assured me it is delicious. So, with copious amounts of pureed pumpkin in our freezer, I decided to give it a go.
1lb. ground beef
half a medium onion (chopped)
2 15oz. cans kidney beans (drained)
15oz. cans stewed or diced tomatoes (with juice)
8oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup pumpkin
chili powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, brown sugar (all “to taste”)
In a large pot, brown onions and ground beef. Once cooked, add the pumpkin, kidney beans, tomatoes & sauce. For the spices, I added everything “to taste”–starting with (about) 2 tsp. chili powder and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar. Let simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour (stirring occasionally). I ended up adding a little more chili powder & pumpkin pie spice.
Serve with pumpkin cornbread muffins for an extra good, cheap, eat!
Sara, former high school science teacher turned stay-at-home mom, experiments with cooking, crafting, couponing, and a variety of other topics at Mom Endeavors.
What’s on YOUR Plate?
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