Turkey-Pumpkin Chili with Apple-Bacon Compote

CROCKPOT TURKEY PUMPKIN CHILI

So there are two kinds of people out there. Those that are getting fed up with the explosion of Pumpkin recipes on Instagram and Pinterest, and those that are absolutely loving that it’s Pumpkin season and going Pumpkin cray. I’m the latter. And I will not apologize for posting multiple pumpkin recipes.

I think pumpkin is under-appreciated as a savory ingredient. Pumpkin cookies, cakes, breads and pies are all wonderful, but pumpkin makes a great addition to lots of savory dishes as well! I love a good pumpkin soup. Roasted pumpkin is awesome in a salad with goat cheese, craisins and pine nuts. And pumpkin chili is bomb. So here’s my recipe for Pumpkin Chili with Apple Bacon Compote! If you don’t have a crockpot you can make this over the stove in a large pot and just let it simmer for a few hours. Hope you guys enjoy!

Turkey-Pumpkin Chili with Apple-Bacon Compote

CROCKPOT TURKEY PUMPKIN CHILI WITH APPLE BACON COMPOTE
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cups raw pumpkin, cubed
  • 1 16 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup strongly brewed coffee
  • ½ cup passata (tomato sauce, or tomato puree)
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1½ Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large apple, skinned and diced
  • 4 slices nitrate free bacon
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Brown the meat in a large skillet in a tablespoon of coconut oil.
  2. Put all of the ingredients into your crockpot, plus the browned meat. Stir to combine and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6.
  3. For the compote, cook your bacon until crispy, then remove and put on a plate lined with a paper towel. Cook the diced apple in the bacon grease over low-medium heat, with a few tablespoons of water. Keep adding water to deglaze the pan, and sauté until the apple is soft and caramelized. Add the lemon juice and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Once the chili is thickened to your liking, serve it topped with the apple bacon compote! It’s also great topped with avocado.

(Source: http://www.primalbitesblog.com/2013/10/23/crockpot-turkey-pumpkin-chili)

Another 11 Delicious Paleo Recipes To Make In A Slow Cooker

Just because you eat like a caveman doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of modern conveniences.

Squeaky Clean Bouef Bourgignon

Squeaky Clean Bouef Bourgignon

No wine or wheat flour was used in the making of this paleo beef stew. Recipe here.

Turkey Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

Turkey Soup with Kale and Sweet Potatoes

An easy way to use up leftover turkey. Feel free to substitute chicken. Recipe here.

Pumpkin-Coconut Curry

Pumpkin-Coconut Curry

Recipe here.

Slow-Cooked “Heart on Fire” with Creamed Kale

Slow-Cooked “Heart on Fire” with Creamed Kale

Don’t be afraid of organ meat. You can use beef hearts or pork hearts for this recipe. Recipe here.

Paleo Crockpot Jambalaya Soup

Paleo Crockpot Jambalaya Soup

Tastes much better than it looks, I promise. Recipe here.

Queso Chicken Chili

Queso Chicken Chili

Despite the admittedly misleading name, there’s no dairy in this spice-packed paleo chili. Recipe here.

Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

A winning combo. Recipe here.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Frittata

Slow Cooker Breakfast Frittata

Now you have no excuse to skip veggies in the morning. Recipe here.

Slow Cooker Vegetables

Slow Cooker Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are the best, but sometimes you don’t want to wait an hour for dinner. Here’s the slow cooker equivalent. Recipe here.

Mediterranean Beef Stew With Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar

Mediterranean Beef Stew With Rosemary and Balsamic Vinegar

Black olives really make this one pop. Recipe here.

Cauliflower and Dill Mash

Cauliflower and Dill Mash

Don’t think of this as a mashed potato substitute. Think of it as an easy vegetable side that’s delicious in its own right. Recipe here.

(Source: www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/paleo-slow-cooker)

11 Delicious Paleo Recipes To Make In A Slow Cooker

Just because you eat like a caveman doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of modern conveniences.

1. Crock Pot Chicken Pad Thai with Vegetable Noodles

Crock Pot Chicken Pad Thai

Better than take-out. Recipe here.

2. Shredded Beef and Cabbage Bowls with Avocado Salsa

Shredded Beef and Cabbage Bowls

Instead of using store-bought mayo (which isn’t usually paleo) for the cabbage slaw, make your own (here’s how). It’s healthier, more delicious, and easy as long as you’re willing to whisk a little bit! Beef and cabbage bowl recipe here.

3. Chocolate Chicken Mole

Chocolate Chicken Mole

This deeply flavored chicken stew is almost too good for a weeknight. Almost. Recipe here.

4. Salmon Head Soup

Salmon Head Soup

Next time you’re shopping for salmon fillets, buy the whole fish instead. You can have the fishmonger fillet it for you, but ask for the carcass and head in a separate bag, then use them to make this soup. Recipe here.

5. Paleo Slow Cooker N’Oatmeal

Paleo Slow Cooker N’Oatmeal

Instead of oats, this n’oatmeal is made with nuts, butternut squash, and apples. it’s more of a textured breakfast stew than a hot cereal, but it’s delicious and filling all the same. Recipe here.

6. Slow Cooker Kale and Ham Hocks

Slow Cooker Kale and Ham Hocks

The recipe calls for bacon grease, olive oil, or vegetable oil. Steer clear of the vegetable oil, since it’s not paleo. And, you know bacon grease will taste best, anyway. Recipe here.

7. Paleo Crock Pot Lasagna

Paleo Crock Pot Lasagna

Recipe here.

8. Braised Lamb Shanks & Eggplant

Braised Lamb Shanks & Eggplant

Recipe here.

9. Crockpot Carnitas on Red Pepper “Nachos”

Crockpot Carnitas on Red Pepper “Nachos”

Snacktime. Recipe here.

10. Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans

Sweet Potato Mash with Pecans

Anyone who thinks that pecan-topped sweet potatoes are a just for Thanksgiving needs to seriously reassess. Recipe here.

11. Simple Shortribs

Simple Shortribs

Easy enough for a Monday night dinner alone, but fancy enough for a dinner party. Recipe here.

(Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/paleo-slow-cooker)