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Punkin' Joes

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Serves 6.


1 tablespoon canola oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1 & ½ cups)

1 & ½ pounds lean ground beef

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin

1 can (8 ounces) whole tomatoes and juice

1/4 cup chili sauce

2 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (if desired)

6 whole-wheat hamburger buns


Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat and cook the onion for 2 minutes, until soft. Add the ground beef and cook it until it loses its red color, stirring and breaking it into small pieces as you cook. Add the salt and a few grinds of pepper.

Stir in the pumpkin, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili sauce, molasses, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, and if desired, the hot sauce.

Bring to boil, reduce the heat, partially cover, and cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the flavors blend and the mixture thickens. If it gets too thick, add a few tablespoons of water. Stir occasionally.

Just before serving, lightly toast the buns. Fill each bun with a generous scoop of Punkin' Joe.


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