This pumpkin chili is definitely a winner. It is super easy to make, hearty, requires just one pot, and will be ready in about 30 minutes.
We found that a lot of the fall pumpkin recipes that were being released were sweet, and since Chris is a lover of all things savory, we thought it was only fitting to share some recipes that he loves.
One of my new favorite tools to use in the kitchen is a pressure cooker. I know it’s ironic because we don’t have too many pressure cooker recipes on our blog, but that is about to change! I loved being able to 1. cook everything for this pumpkin chili in one pot and decrease the mess I made in the kitchen (did you know that you can sauté in a pressure cooker?!) 2. have everything done so much faster than on a conventional stovetop.
This recipe was inspired by the produce in our Grub Market box this month. It included beautiful locally grown heirloom tomatoes, celery, and multicolored carrots. Subscribing to their farm box delivery service has made getting local & quality produce so much easier, and honestly, has us feeling spoiled!
If you want to check them out, you can use “sweetsimplevegan”, for 20% off first order (over $50). This post is not sponsored by/affiliated with Grub Market, we just wanted to share our experience with a farm box delivery service because we LOVE it!
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This instant pot pumpkin chili is definitely a winner. It is super easy to make, hearty, and will be ready in about 30 minutes!
1 cup diced red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, chopped
1 tablespoon of water or vegetable broth, to sauté
1 (15.5 oz.) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5 oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup diced bell peppers
2 bay leaves
4 cups vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon fresh sage
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chia seeds*
Set your pressure cooker to the “sauté” mode. Add in the onions, garlic, celery, and carrots along with 1 tablespoon of water or broth. Sauté until the onions are softened and translucent, about five minutes.
Add in all of the remaining ingredients except for the chia seeds, and stir until combined.
Place the lid on the pressure cooker and cook it on high pressure for 20 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes or so for the pressure cooker to come up to pressure, so the total time will be about 30 minutes.
Release the pressure after cooking then remove lid when it is finished. Stir in the chia seeds, and allow it to sit for about 1 hour to cool and thicken. Serve warm.
We love our chili thick, so we added in chia seeds at the end for that purpose. If you like your chili a little runny, leave this out.
Stovetop instructions: In a large pot, add in the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots along with 1-2 tablespoons of water or broth. Sauté until the onions are softened and translucent, about five minutes, being sure to add more water as needed to prevent burning. Add in all of the remaining ingredients except for the chia seeds, and stir until combined. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and allow it to cook for 50-60 minutes. Stir in the chia seeds and allow it to sit for about 1 hour to cool and thicken. Serve warm.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Keywords: Pumpkin, fall, chili, instant pot, easy, black beans, red beans, potato, celery, garlic, tomato
This recipe is a part of a savory pumpkin recipe series Chris and I have put together both here on the blog and on our YouTube. If you’re digging this savory pumpkin [chili] recipe, make sure you check out the other two in our series:
Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie