I am a big chili fan and enjoyed this one. However, I would not describe it as spicy at all. It wasn't bland, and my friend who dislikes really spicy food enjoyed it and called it "better than regular chili." I thought the pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin gave it thickness and depth of flavor without making it taste weird. But I added some habanero salsa to my next helping and enjoyed that even more, so next time I'll add a jalapeno or two. Overall, it's a nice variation on typical chili, the pumpkin adds some nutrients and thickness, and it's easy to make, so I give it five stars. It reminds me of another recipe I've made that includes grated sweet potato - I think it's the same idea as the pumpkin, to thicken the chili, but a can of pumpkin is obviously much easier to do. I left out the mystery tomato sauce/paste, FYI.
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I am a big chili fan and enjoyed this one. However, I would not describe it as spicy at all. ...