Pumpkin Chili


2 lb lean ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 (15oz) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
5 c tomato juice
1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 c pumpkin puree
1 TB chili powder
1 TB pumpkin pie spice
1/4 c sugar (optional)


In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and sugar. Simmer 1 hour.