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  1. Alene

    Loved loved!! I used butternut squash and a pork smoked sausage link I had in the freezer. Sliced it into small pieces. Otherwise, I kept everything else the same. Cooked up quickly and was delicious, without the beer. We didn’t have a single bottle of beer in the refrigerator!! Will definitely make it again. Thank you!


  2. christa

    What would you suggest for replacement of meat… I can of kidney beans? or any other suggestions,

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Christa! Yes, another can of beans would be good! I’d also suggest chopped mushrooms, crumbled baked tofu (not firm tofu; look for baked), or cooked green or brown lentils. All of these have a similar texture to ground pork and would be great in this recipe!

  3. Hallie

    I’d like to substitute pumpkin puree that I have in my freezer. How much should I use?

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Christa! A one pound squash should give you 3-4 cups of cubed squash, so I’d say maybe 3 cups of puree? Note that this recipe uses cubes and not puree, so if you substitute puree, the texture and flavor will be quite a bit different. If you try it, let us know how it turns out!

  4. shawn

    Never made pumpkin chili – but have made lots of pumpkin stews/soups. this looks like fun. The only comment for other folks is be careful with the peeling – it is not easy.

  5. Rick Persons

    I would replace the can of diced tomatoes with a can of diced tomatoes with green chillies and remove the powdered chillie for a fresher taste!
    This is a great fall treat!

  6. Theresa Petermann

    what can I substitute for the beer. highly allergic. thanks so much.

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Theresa! Can you drink hard cider? If so, I’d use that. Crispin or Angry Orchard both make ciders that are good and fairly widely available. If you can’t have alcohol at all, I’d skip it and use chicken broth instead. Hope that helps! I hope you enjoy the recipe!

    • Alene

      Hi Theresa. Can you have ginger beer? It is not really beer, but made from ginger and cane sugar. It might be too sweet for this though. Are you allergic to the gluten in beer? I am, and I have found some decent beers not made with any wheat or barley. The sorghum beer is dreadful, but there are beers made from rice, I think.

  7. Rita L Reynolds

    I was hoping this chili was tomato free. I am allergic to tomatoes and miss chili

  8. Sandy S.

    All in on this recipe as soon as I can round up the ingredients. It sounds great!

  9. Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush)

    This seriously sounds amazinnggg! I have to try!