Jack-O-Lantern Joes

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jack-O-Lantern Joes

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Pumpkin dinner for kids.
Kids will love this fun, easy to make Halloween Dinner #recipes #halloween
Here’s another fun October lunch/dinner. Make your favorite Sloppy Joe recipe (or use the one below – YUM). Put sloppy joe on bottom hamburger bun. Cut out a jack-o-lantern face from cheese (singles or deli) and put on top of sloppy Joe. TADA! You have a fun, creative lunch or dinner that is sure to please!

Sloppy Joes Recipe

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small/medium onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 teas garlic powder (or 1 clove minced)
  • 1 teas ground mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup (we buy it without high fructose corn syrup)
  • 4 teas brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
In skillet cook beef with onion & pepper; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer 10-30 minutes to blend flavor. Serve warm on hamburger buns. DELICIOUS! I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t make their own – so easy, so good!

This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!


  1. Great idea! We've got sloppy joes on the menu for Friday - my son's bday party! Can't wait to add this fun element!

  2. This sounds yummy! We love sloppy joes.

  3. Sloppy joes are a favorite at our house--and this is a super cute twist. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oooh yummy and how fun to make it a Jack O'Lantern!!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  5. I was going to make sloppy joes this week anyway... awesome!

  6. So cute! Thank you so much for sharing this at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  7. Cute! I love festive food! Thanks for sharing at OAM!

  8. I want one! so fun & of course yummy! :)

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase last week - can't wait to see what you'll share with us this week!