Pumpkin Joe Pie

What You Need:

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 1/2 C onion, chopped 2 t flour 1 C of salsa 1/2 C of chili sauce 1 C frozen corn 1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, chopped 2 T of brown sugar 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry 1 egg Orange paste food coloring

How to Make It:

Preset the oven to 450 degrees. Crumble the beef into a skillet and place the skillet over medium heat. Stir the onion into the beef. Cook 12 minutes or until the beef is cooked through. Drain the beef well and return it to the skillet. Place the flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in the salsa and chili sauce and stir until blended together well. Stir the mixture into the beef. Fold in the corn, chilies and brown sugar until well combined. Spread the mixture out evenly in an ungreased 9 inch pie plate. Unroll the pastry and place over the top of the pie plate. Cut a jack o’latern face into the pie crust and flute the edges. Place the egg into a small mixing bowl. Add enough food coloring to reach the desired orange color blending into the egg well. Brush the mixture over the pie crust. Bake 9 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.

This “pumpkin pie” makes a great main course for a sit down Halloween meal. The kids will get a kick out of this newfound pumpkin pie.

Makes 6 servings

Preparation Time: approximately 20 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 12 minutes Baking Time: approximately 9 minutes Total Time: approximately 31 minutes

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