This recipe for North African Sausage and Pumpkin Chili is a healthy, simple recipe, yet it tastes incredibly rich and complex.
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We’ve included instructions for the stove top, slow cooker and Instant Pot.
North African Sausage & Pumpkin Chili Recipe
12 oz sausage, crumbled *Use a nitrate & sugar free variety if possible. Use chicken, pork, turkey, whatever you’d like. Moroccan Merguez sausage would also be wonderful if you can find it. No sausage? No problem! Use ground pork/chicken/turkey/beef instead.
1 jar Mesa de Vida North African Inspired Healthy Cooking Sauce
3 cups low-sodium broth (chicken or vegetable), homemade or high quality store bought
2 cans cannelini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
2 cups diced fresh pumpkin, or use 1 bag (about 10 oz) frozen cubed butternut squash
Salt and hot sauce to taste
Preheat a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat, when hot add the sausage. Cook thoroughly, breaking into crumbles with a spoon. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for approximately 40 minutes, until the squash is tender. Serve and enjoy!
*Instant Pot Directions: Brown the sausage in the Instant Pot. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on manual for 12 minutes pressure. Quick release. Enjoy!
*Slow Cooker Directions: Brown the sausage in a skillet then add to the slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 6-8 hours on low, 4-5 hours on high. Serve and enjoy!
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