Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

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I think I could just about add pumpkin to anything.  Isn't it awesome?  Desserts, casseroles, soups and chili.  They all have a place with pumpkin.

And now, even in sloppy joes.

I ate mine over mashed potatoes as I'm eating gluten free.  It was delightful this way and I think I would choose this even if I did have bread around that I could eat. 

I'm going to find more things that pumpkin can be added.  Any unique ideas? 

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

2 1/2  lbs. lean ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup tomato sauce (I used V8)
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can canned pumpkin

In a large pan, cook ground turkey and onion until meat is no longer pink.  Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and simmer for 20 minutes.  Serve on buns or for a gluten free option, serve on mashed potatoes.

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This is linked with:
Let's Do Brunch at My Sweet and Savory
Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT Family
Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
What's on the Menu at Dining with Debbie
What's on your Plate at Good Cheap Eats
Best Recipes at These Chicks Cook
Gluten Free Wednesdays at The Gluten Free Homemaker
The Mommy Club at Crystal and Co.
Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party


  1. What a great recipe, this looks delicious! :)

  2. This looks and sound so good; I'm tempted.

  3. This looks really good! There is a turkey pumpkin chilli recipe on allrecipes.com that is super good. Might have to make that or these this week!!!


  4. What a fabulous idea! I love that you served it over mashed potatoes. Brilliant!

  5. I never thought of using pumpkin this way and I love pumpkin. There are so many good gluten-free buns now that I could even serve them as a sandwich.

  6. Very innovative recipe, looks really good! Thanks for visiting & your nice words :)

  7. That looks really good! How obvious would you say the pumpkin flavor is? I just posted a delicious gluten-free dinner, too, Fish Provencal: http://plusothergoodstuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/one-pot-meal-baked-fish-provencal.html

  8. I love variations on recipes using pumpkin. I am pinning this to try soon.

  9. I love the 'not so secret' secret ingredient in these sloppy joes! I am sure the pumpkin gives a wonderful flavour. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with Let's Do Brunch.