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Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie

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


  • 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 crust
  • 1 egg
  • Orange paste food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a small bowl, combine flour, salsa and chili sauce until blended; stir into skillet. Add corn, chilies and brown sugar.
  • Transfer to a deep-dish 9-in. pie plate. Unroll crust; place over filling. With a sharp knife, cut out a face to resemble a jack-o'-lantern; flute edge. Beat egg and food coloring; brush over crust.
  • Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 9-11 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 428 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 764mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Bahiya
    Dec 27, 2017

    Fun and tasty recipe for Halloween, but could adapt to other holidays. The food coloring to make it more orange wasn't a deal breaker. Would make again without that step.

  • Kasha
    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
    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
    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
    Oct 9, 2012

    So cute!

  • slpslp
    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
    Oct 10, 2010

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

  • johnsen
    Sep 2, 2010

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  • winans1013
    Dec 14, 2009

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  • marsha111
    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.