The original recipe is called Pumpkin Burgers, but it nothing like a burger and pretty much a very tasty Sloppy Joe.
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 to 8 hamburger buns, split
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 or until thickened. Serve on buns. Yield: 6-8 servings.
I made the recipe on Sunday. When I woke up I realized I had forgotten to buy some more tomato soup. There has to be a substitution for this I thought. Sure enough I found a condensed soup substitute here. One problem, I didn't have any tomato sauce either...but I did have tomato paste! For sure there has to be a substitution for sauce using paste, right. You betcha, it is just ratio thing, tomato sauce substitute found here.
After church I set the Pizza Guy to making tomato paste into tomato sauce. Then taking that and making condensed tomato soup. While he did that I started the Pumpkin Joe recipe.
Everyone in our house approved of them. The only change I would make is I would add more pumpkin next time, maybe 1 cup or even some diced cooked pumpkin. I loved the pumpkin flavor and how much tomato and pumpkin are in it. It is still vegetables, even if pureed!
|These are good, Mommy!|
|Oh, so, yummy!|
|Ya, Mom, I think they are yummy.|
Can I please eat the rest of chips now?
-Sure, Vampire Girl.
|Oh, I need a big bite!|
|A really BIG one!|
|I'm trying to smile to show I like them, Mom,|
but my mouth is full!