Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Make your sloppy joes healthier with this secret ingredient - pumpkin. That's right, pumpkin is very good for you so add it to different foods to be sure you are getting it in your diet.

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup tomato juice
1 tsp chili powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
dash of ground cloves
2 cups cooked or canned pumpkin
Hamburger buns for serving

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is no longer pink; drain well in a colander. Use a paper towel to wipe out the skillet.

Return the beef and onion to the skillet; add ketchup, juice, chili powder, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and cloves. Stir mixture to combine well. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir in the pumpkin.

Reduce the heat, cover mixture and simmer 15-20 minutes to blend flavors.

Serve on the hamburger buns with pickles, onions, etc for condiments.

Yield: 6 to 8 sandwiches

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