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Pumpkin Sloppy Joes Recipe

Pumpkins have started appearing at the grocery store, and there are all kinds of ways to enjoy them that don’t involve pie! Here’s just one: a Paleo twist on sloppy Joes with a pumpkin-flavored beef chili served inside roasted sweet potatoes.

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes served on a white plate

It’s just on the line between sweet and savory, and the allspice, cloves, and chili powder give it depth with just a pinch of heat.

This is also a great recipe for kids, especially if you’ve been saying no to a lot of pumpkin cookies and muffins (and scones, gummy candies, granola, and breakfast cereal…) lately. Let them give you a hand in the kitchen with it – maybe wrapping up the potatoes or stuffing them when everything is done.

Or if you’re trying to keep the carbs a little lower, you could serve the chili over squash or even salad. If you have any leftovers, throw them in your eggs and make a fall-flavored breakfast for the week.

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes Recipe

SERVES: 4 PREP: 15 min. COOK: 20 min

Ingredients

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes in a teal dish

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  2. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil, and bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Melt in some cooking fat, add the garlic and onion and cook until soft.
  5. Add the ground beef and cook until brown.
  6. Stir in the pumpkin, tomato sauce, mustard, honey, allspice, and chili powder.
  7. Give everything a good stir, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Season to taste, and serve stuffed with sweet potatoes.
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Pumpkin Sloppy Joes Recipe

Cozy up to a big pile of this pumpkin-flavored sloppy joes chili with a sweet potato standing in for the bun.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chilli, pumpkin, sloppy joe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 521kcal
Cost 5

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Cooking fat
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 F.
  • Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil, and bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
    4 sweet potatoes
  • Heat a skillet over a medium-high heat.
  • Melt-in some cooking fat, add the garlic and onion, and cook until soft.
    1 onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 tbsp Cooking fat
  • Add the ground beef and cook until brown.
    1 lb ground beef
  • Stir in the pumpkin, tomato sauce, mustard, honey, allspice, and chili powder.
    1 cup pumpkin puree, 1 cup tomato sauce, 2 tbsp raw honey, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, ¼ tsp ground allspice, 1 tbsp chili powder
  • Give everything a good stir, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Season to taste, and serve stuffed in the sweet potatoes.
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 28840IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 5mg