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Pumpkin Sloppy Joes for 2 Recipe

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes for 2 Recipe

Donna Musser of Pearl City, Illinois shares her “vine” version of an old standby-sloppy joes made with pumpkin! She adds cloves, nutmeg and chili powder for extra zest and suggests serving with dill pickle slices on the side.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash each ground cloves and nutmeg
  • Dash pepper
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Add the ketchup, tomato juice, chili powder, cloves, nutmeg and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in pumpkin. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve on buns. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 350 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 730 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.