Award Winning Pumpkin Chili - Directly From Farm To Table!

Posted: Thu-Dec-2020

It doesn't get any more "farm to table" then this as our member inn, Valley Springs Farm Bed & Breakfast takes you out to the tranquility of the farm where the only noises you'll hear are the sounds of farm animals and an occasional tractor. They will welcome you to stay and enjoy a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Although you will only be served breakfast, we are happy they shared this delicious Pumpkin Chili recipe with all of us!

"This is my award winning Pumpkin Chili - 2019 Hill & Valley Tour Chili Cookoff. What makes this special is our grass fed beef available for sale from our farm store. When we started selling beef directly to customers, we were pleasantly surprised how many B&B guests were interested in purchasing beef to take home," said Dorothy Harms of Valley Springs Farm B&B, Reedsburg.

When asked for more information on the beef available to take home, Dorothy had this to add: "There are two ways you can purchase beef from us. On our B&B website,, there is a link under Shop Local to our beef website or you can go directly to to shop from our online store. Customers can preorder beef for pickup on farm, local delivery, or shipped within the Upper Midwest. B&B guests can also just shop at our farm store during their stay. Just as our B&B is inspected and licensed, we are inspected & licensed to sell retail beef from our farm store."


Easy Pumpkin Chili - Winning Recipe of The 2019 Hill & Valley Tour Chili Cookoff

Recipe from Valley Springs Farm B&B, Reedsburg:pumpkin chili

Dash of olive oil
2 lbs. Valley Springs Farm ground beef
2 red pepper,diced
2 onions, diced
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 tbsp. chili powder
2 tbsp. cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp onion powder
 salt and pepper  to taste
2 ( 15 oz can) pumpkin puree (sub in Woodland Valley squash)
2 (15 oz can) black beans, drained
2 (15 oz can) Pinto beans, drained
2 (28 oz can) diced tomatoes, not drained
1 1/2 - 3 cups chicken broth

Over medium heat, brown the meat with the pepper, onion, and garlic with the olive oil in a large pot. Add the spices (chili powder, cumin, onion powder, cinnamon, salt and pepper). Add the pumpkin (squash), beans, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth. Stir well. Simmer covered for 10-15 minutes or until ready to eat.

You can find more delicious recipes on our recipes page!

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