Jack-o'-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie Recipe
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Jack-o'-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie Recipe

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This sloppy joe pie is so much fun to do and kids love it! You'll never have to worry about leftovers. It's even good for adult parties, but you might want to increase the heat level with a hotter salsa or seasonings. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 egg
  • Orange paste food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 428 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salsa and chili sauce until blended; stir into skillet. Add the corn, chilies and brown sugar.
  2. Transfer to a deep-dish 9-in. pie plate. Unroll pastry; place over filling. With a sharp knife, cut out a face to resemble a jack-o'-lantern; flute edges. Beat egg and food coloring; brush over pastry.
  3. Bake at 450° for 9-11 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Jack-o'-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p37

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Kasha User ID: 179140 256541
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

"Used pie crust on the bottom and one on top. Turned out well. Taste will really depend on your choice of chili sauce and salsa. Added some chili powder to give it a bit more of a kick.

Will make again"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 236243
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"This was delicious! I decided to use a top and bottom crust so it took a little longer to bake, about 20 minutes. I served it with a Greek salad for a filling dinner."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 175346
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"Tasted just like a sloppy joe! Very flavorful. I made this with a turkey imprint instead of the pumpkin and did not add in the orange food color."

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 115237
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"So cute!"

slpslp User ID: 289454 175105
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"deb_daken: chili sauce is called "chili Sauce" in a bottle. One brand name is Heinz. You can find in in the condiment aisle."

deedeeneric User ID: 4805759 90574
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"wish i woulve had food coloring! :( but it was yummy!"

marsha111 User ID: 3590633 163443
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"Such fun to make and what a fantastic tasty pie! I imagine you could make a "taco pie" with great results as well."

mjcmcook User ID: 2775072 141970
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"Great ingredient combo!"

deb_dakin User ID: 3272565 90567
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2008

"What did you use for the "chili sauce"? BBQ sauce? Tabasco? I'm planning on making it for Halloween - such a cute idea."

newgardenersc User ID: 679157 105972
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2008

"My husband & kids gave this one a big thumbs-up. I added a pie crust on the bottom and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese over the beef before I put on the top crust. We will definitely make this one again."

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