Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Jack o'Lantern Meat Pie

Jack-o'-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie Recipe
 This is kind of a Sloppy Joe pie with a costume on,
but it is inexpensive, tastes good and looks good on the table at a party or just for family dinner.
There will be no left-overs
Prep Time: 30 min                    


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 egg
  • Orange paste food coloring


    In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salsa and chili sauce until blended; stir into skillet. Add the corn, chilies and brown sugar.

    Transfer to a deep-dish 9-in. pie plate. Unroll pastry; place over filling. With a sharp knife, cut out a face to resemble a jack-o'-lantern; flute edges. Beat egg and food coloring; brush over pastry.                                                 
    Bake at 450° for 9-11 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.

      **If you want a double crust...double your amount of pastry...take half and line pie plate...pierce bottom a few times with fork to prevent bulges and cover with parchment or foil and blind cook it until the edges are a light brown...maybe 10 minutes or so. Then add your filling and cook as directed. 

      Simple HUH??
       Now throw a quick salad together, to go with it, and eat.


      1. Well, this is just the cutest thing! I sounds like it would be very tasty, too! Thanks for sharing.

      2. Hi Nellie
        I go by my grandsons, and since it passed their taste test, I figured I'd share.
        Thanks for commenting


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