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Nutritional Bonus: While pumpkin is not a traditional ingredient in Cincinnati chili, it makes for a creamier, heartier meal and contributes 25% of your daily intake of iron per serving. Along with assisting the transportation of oxygen in the blood, iron aids in muscle contraction and helps improve muscle endurance during exercise.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium. Add onion and cook until just softened, about 3 minutes. Add turkey and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, chile powder, oregano, cinnamon and allspice and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a 4- to 6-qt slow cooker.
- To slow cooker, add cocoa powder, tomato sauce, broth, pumpkin, beans, vinegar and honey. Stir well and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- To serve, cook spaghetti according to package directions; divide among serving dishes. Top with chili and cheese, dividing evenly.
- Serving Size 1 cup pasta-chili mixture and 1/2 oz cheese
- Calories 372
- Carbohydrate Content 59 g
- Cholesterol Content 25 mg
- Fat Content 4 g
- Fiber Content 12 g
- Protein Content 30 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 187 mg
- Sugar Content 9 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 1 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g