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Pumpkin Joes Recipe
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Pumpkin Joes

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"Sloppy Joes, only with a pumpkin twist for fall. We live in Circleville, where the annual Pumpkin Show is huge, and my kids and I made this recipe up so we could have an easy sandwich available during the festivities. It can be made ahead and frozen or refrigerated."

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Original recipe makes 40 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Brown the ground beef with the onion in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until the beef is crumbly and starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the fat from the beef, and stir in the pumpkin pie spice, thyme, rosemary, salt, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, tomato soup, celery soup, and pumpkin. Mix in the pumpkin, and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the flavors have blended and the mixture is thickened, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 18, 2010

I also doubled the Worcestershire sauce but also used an extra teaspoon of ground rosemary. Definitely more tasty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2010

I hate to rate something so low but as is, the recipe is horrible. I scaled it down to 10 servings. I sauteed some red peppers and celery to add some crunch. But it was so thick after everything was in, there wasn't anything to simmer. I had to add over a cup of water to get it right. Also, it was very bland. I had to add the rest of the can of tomato soup, cumin, a little brown sugar and more PP spice. I used hot chili sauce in place of hot pepper sauce. After my changes it was actually pretty decent, but the recipe is not good. Sorry.


9 Ratings

Oct 04, 2010

There is nothing wrong with this recipe. If you taste it at the end and it's bland, it's because you can't cut the hot sauce. Even if you hate spicy food you have to add a little to bring out the flavors of everything that's in it. I cut the recipe in half, doubled the Worcestershire sauce, used 1 can of celery soup and added about 1/8t dried cayenne pepper to it in place of the hot sauce. I have a very low tolerance to spice, but this small amount was fine, I just borrowed it from my roommate. Even with the hot pepper it had no fire at all.

Nov 03, 2014

There is absolutely nothing wrong with this recipe! All you have to do is make it and let it sit in the fridge over night to let the flavors come together! Our town has a pumpkin festival every year and we always host a pumpkin party during it. I made this for one of the main dishes and it was devoured! Everyone loved it! Don't let the reviews scare you, it's an excellent recipe.

Oct 27, 2013

Super good! Didn't have the tomato and celery soup but subed for heavy cream+tomato paste and celery seasoning was in Trader Joes 21 seasoning salute... Which also had the rosemary & thyme & salt. Excellent combo!

Oct 21, 2012

taste like pumpkin!

Nov 23, 2010

I used turkey instead of beef, so this is probably my own fault, but here is my review after knowing that info.... As written, this recipe is very bland. I at least doubled all of the spices, and still found it to be bland. I recommend being very liberal with the spices, and then also adding some ketchup and pepper. After doing that it was good. Not amazing, but a good hearty fall meal.

Jan 14, 2015

This is simply the most disgusting thing and does not make any logical sense and taste


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  • Calories
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 514 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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