Pumpkin, Sausage, and White Bean Chili

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1 TBSP olive oil

1/2 lb sweet Italian turkey sausage

1/2 lb spicy Italian turkey sausage

1 small spanish onion, small dice dice

1/2 jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, small dice

1 cup diced pumpkin

16 oz. chopped tomatoes

16 oz. canned pumpkin

24 fl oz. chicken stock

3 bay leaves

1 sprig fresh sage

1 TBSP fresh basil, chopped

1 can white beans

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add meat and brown, breaking up into small pieces. Once meat is browned, remove from pot. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.

Add onion, jalapeno, and bell pepper. Cook until onion is soft and translucent. Return meat to the pot. Add tomatoes, pumpkin cubes, canned pumpkin, chicken stock, herbs and spices.  Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer.  Simmer on low heat for 1-1.5 hours. Liquid should reduce so that chili is thick. 10 minutes before chili is ready, add beans. Before serving remove bay leaves and sprigs of sage. Garnish with fresh basil.