There's already a recipe on the blog for CrockPot Pumpkin Chili and it's been a hit. But that pumpkin chili uses three cans of beans and recently I realized that it wasn't going to work for people who are eating low-carb, Paleo, or Whole 30. And I'm not even sure what made me think about it, but once the idea popped into my mind for a no-bean chili with pumpkin, I had to try it and see what I could come up with!
And this Paleo Pumpkin Chili with Beef, Peppers, and Olives was really delicious! It has lots of ground beef, chopped green pepper, diced green chiles, and olives, and just one can of pumpkin puree so there's not a super strong pumpkin flavor, but the pumpkin gives it a slight sweetness that's delicious with the spices that make it taste like chili.
And Halloween is less than a week away; I'm sure you're aware of that if you have kids or grandkids! I think this would make a great dinner for Halloween night. The recipe makes quite a bit, so you might even have some left over to put in the freezer for another cold evening when chili sounds good!