Bison Pumpkin Chili

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You know you’re ready for it! 🎃 Bring on Fall with this mouth-watering and super easy bison pumpkin chili recipe. See the notes section for added customization options!



  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 lb Ground Bison

  • 1 Yellow Onion (diced)

  • 3 Garlic (cloves, minced)

  • 2 tbsps Chili Powder

  • 1 tbsp Cumin

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1 cup Crushed Tomatoes

  • 1 cup Pureed Pumpkin

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1 1/2 tsps Maple Syrup

  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

  • 4 cups Coleslaw Mix



1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground bison, onion and

garlic, and sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through. Drain off

the fat.

2. Add the chili powder, cumin and paprika. Stir about 1 minute, until fragrant. Add crushed

tomatoes, pumpkin, water, maple syrup and salt. Let simmer about 10 minutes.

3. Divide coleslaw into bowls. Top with chili and enjoy!



  • Optional Toppings:

    • Garnish with toasted tortillas, chopped green onion, avocado, jalapeno slices, cheddar cheese or greek yogurt.

  • More Veggies:

    • Add bell peppers, corn, peas or any leftovers on hand. Stir in spinach, kale or watercress just before serving.

  • No Bison?

    • Use extra lean ground beef, chicken, turkey, lamb or venison.

  • Leftovers:

    • Refrigerate in an air-tight container for 3 to 5 days or freeze up to 2 months.


Hope you enjoy this recipe!