This chili looks so pretty when taken out of the oven and the pumpkin adds nice flavor.
1 medium pumpkin (cut top off, scoop out seeds)
place pumpkin on a baking tray and bake at 350 for about 1 1/2 hours or until soft. You don't want to over bake.
While pumpkin is baking:
brown- burger, sausage and bacon
saute peppers and onions
peel, chop and boil 2 sweet potatoes
I put the meat and a bag of frozen peppers and onions in the oven while the pumpkin is baking.
When everything is ready place the meat, peppers and onions, sweet potatoes, quinoa, prepared black beans and a large can of crushed tomatoes into the pumpkin. Add chili powder to taste.
Bake 1/2 hour