This week I have attended a couple of Chili contest events. What is better than a group of people getting together to eat lots of good Chili, while in costumes no less. I will say I did not win any golden spoons with this recipe. There was some steep competition, and I went with the vegetarian variety. Some people did say they liked it, but let’s be honest usually looking for some meat in my chili.
I found this Pumpkin Black Bean Chili recipe which looked interesting with the pumpkin. This was my first pie pumpkin I have ever cooked, I did like the pumpkin in the chili it gave it an interesting twist. My review of this was too much cinnamon and not enough spice for me. I would cut the cinnamon in half from the recipe and add some fresh chopped jalepeno when dishing up a bowl. I made it with red beans since that is what I had on hand, the veggies were good and the Guinness beer gave it a nice finish. The chili was very colorful and pretty-hey even healthy. But that soon changed as I added a dollop of sour cream, cheddar cheese, chopped onions and cilantro on top. One can never have too many assecories with chili, a girl’s best friend.