easy crockpot pumpkin chili

Easy Crockpot Pumpkin Chili

Hearty chili combined with cozy pumpkin and fall spices, balanced with sweet potato and pumpkin ale. Paired with a delicious savory pumpkin cornbread…nothing easier for a lazy football Sunday.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili, Crockpot, Easy, Fall, Football, pumpkin, Slowcooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 lb ground beef 80/20
  • 1 lb ground meatball mix veal, pork, beef mix
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups sweet potato about 2-3 large, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1, 15 oz can of cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1, 15 oz can of kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes drained
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 TBS chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 TBS maple syrup
  • 1 12 oz bottle Pumpkin beer or beefvegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion for serving, (optional)


  • Add ground meat to bottom of crockpot. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Add in cubed sweet potatoes, onion and garlic. Then add in drained and rinsed beans.
  • Mix in diced tomoatoes along with spices, pumpkin puree and syrup.
  • Lastly, pour in your beer and stir everything together.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese and onions if desired.


Click here for Pumpkin Cornbread recipe (adapted from Cooking Classy)