Pumpkin Sloppy Joe's

Please try this out and let me know what you think.  My entire family enjoyed this so I hope you do as well.  You would never guess there was pumpkin in this, it is more for the consistency and brings a richness.  Enjoy!



Ingredients                                                                                                         Serves 6-8

1.5 pounds ground beef

1 onion

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp cloves

¼ tsp pepper

1 tbsp tomato paste

3-4 dashes liquid smoke

15 oz tomato juice

15 oz pumking (not pumpkin pie fililng)



  1. Cook onion and beef, set aside 1-2 tbsp of fat and drain the rest.  

  2. Place onion, beef, and fat back into pan adding chili powder, salt, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, and tomato paste cook spices for 1 minute.

  3. Add tomato juice and pumpkin, heating all the way through

  4. Add liquid smoke



Serve on bun of your choice (or no bun) I always put coleslaw on my sloppy joe’s as well as a piece of cheese.  If you make this tag me in the photos so I can see! #thehealthy75