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Pumpkin Ale Chili

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Pumpkin Ale Chili

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • pounds Italian sausage sweet or hot
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeds removed to reduce heat, optional
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced into ½-inch pieces
  • 8-10 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 12-ounce bottle gluten-free beer
  • cups pureed pumpkin
  • 8 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups gluten-free beef or chicken broth
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or more to taste

Optional Garnishes:

  • 1 avocado pitted and diced
  • ½ cup sour cream or plain Greek-style yogurt  regular or dairy-free
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • ¼ cup red or green onions diced
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese regular or dairy-free
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped


  • Heat a large Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat and add the Italian sausage. Cook until brown and just cooked through.
  • Remove meat from pot and drain the drippings.
  • Add the oil to the pan and swirl to coat the bottom.
  • Add the onion, jalapeños (if using), and sweet potato and cook for 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the beer, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits.
  • Bring to a low boil. Cook until the liquid almost evaporates (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the pumpkin, tomato paste, paprika, cumin, and cinnamon.
  • Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add the sausage back to the pan and then add the broth, tomatoes, beans, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1½ hours or until the mixture is thick.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Taste for salt and add more if needed.
  • Spoon into bowls and garnish each bowl as desired.


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Ale Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 1583mg66%
Potassium 1079mg31%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 10590IU212%
Vitamin C 36.2mg44%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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