Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pumpkin Sloppy Johnnies

It's PUMPKIN TIME!!! I love pumpkin and decided to get an early jump this year. I was looking for something to do with steak and I was leaning towards sliced steak sandwiches. I came across Rachel Ray's site and found "Sloppy Johnnies"
Sloppy Johnnies VS Sloppy Joes?? Sliced Steak instead of Ground Beef! Then I found an idea for Pumpkin Sloppy Joes , the recipe wasn't ideal but the idea was great....The pieces fell into place!

1.5 lb steak
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper
olive oil

Pumpkin Sauce:
1 tsp olive oil
1 smallish onion, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup water
3 TB tomato paste
2 TB brown sugar
1 TB apple cider vinegar
1 TB mustard
1 TB chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

Chop the garlic clove fine and rub it over the steak on both sides. Sprinkle both sides with oregano, salt and pepper.
Drizzle it with a healthy dose of olive oil and let stand at room temp for 30 mins.

Grill or broil the steak for 4-6 minutes per side, until medium rare(you can cook shorter or longer if you like)

Let it rest for a few minutes, then slice it thin.

Pumpkin Sauce:
In a deep pan Heat oil over medium high heat, add onion garlic and bell pepper, cook until tender and fragrant.

 Add the remaining ingredients. Stir well and bring to a low boil.

Add sliced steak and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Scoop onto toasted rolls and I topped it with swiss cheese and threw it under the broiler to melt it up!

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