Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 8
  • Category Category: Beef
  • Method Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner


A sloppy joe recipe with fall vibes!! 



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (or more if you prefer more spice)
  • 1 (15- ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (16- ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns


  1. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the onions and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Add in the ground beef and cook for 10 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink. Add in the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add in the chili powder, salt, pepper, pumpkin pie spice, cayenne, pumpkin, and tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes to combine all the flavors. Serve warm.


Serve on hamburger bun

Top with my Fall Cole Slaw if desired.

Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Keywords: cookies and cups, pumpkin recipe, sloppy joes, sandwich, pumpkin sloppy joe, cole slaw, apple slaw

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