In our town, we have a pumpkin festival in late October and use pumpkins many different ways. This is a popular recipe for 'sandwich night' at our house.

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the chili sauce, soup, pumpkin, salt, pumpkin pie spice and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Serve on buns.

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Nutrition Facts

530 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 33.2g; cholesterol 96.5mg; sodium 1060.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2006
This recipe is very good, a little spicy for me, but others love it and don't even realize their is pumpkin in it. I use it as our regular sloppy joe recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
Very tasty- I used ground turkey and adjusted the seasoning to my taste and pantry (added garlic powder, used allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon instead of pp spice). Creative and fun use of pumpkin. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2007
I made this with ground turkey instead of ground beef and it came out fine. Quite tasty, we'll definitely be making this one again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2008
Great recipe! I used 1/2tsp cinnamon and 1/2tsp nutmet instead of Allspice. Also substituted tomato soup for 1/2 can tomato paste. Added 1/2tsp garlic powder. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2008
This was very good, not all that different from regular sloppy joes. I loved the added fiber and vitamins from the pumpkin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2009
We grew several pumpkins this year and I have made this recipe 2x with some little changes with great response. I left the pumpkin coarsely chopped so there is some texture, I used 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice and I left out the salt and pepper (this lets everybody season to taste). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
Really good! I used a few variations of my own. I used a little less than 1 pound of meat. I used the full can of tomato soup, and only about 2/3 pumpkin. I also made my own chili sauce, which consisted of 1 half cup of tomato sauce, 1 tsp of red vinegar, 2 tble spoons of brown sugar, half can of rotel, a few dashes of onion soup mix, and liberally used the chili poweder (we like it hot =) ) It was great! Tastes just like sloppy joes, but a tad bit sweeter. This recipes willl make a great dish throughout fall and winter, thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
I tried this because it's October and I was looking for unexpected ways to use pumpkin. I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this truly is. I do agree with other reviewers, though, that 1 1/2 lbs. of ground beef isn't sufficient for the amount of sauce this recipe makes. Next time, I'll use at least 2 lbs. of ground beef. But there will definitely be a next time...and a next, and a next... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2008
This was a great recipe. I didn't have pumpkin pie spice so used 1/2tsp each of allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. I also took the advice of another reviewer and added some garlic powder. Found it had loads of flavour! And what a great way to hide some extra vitamins from the picky eaters! Read More
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