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Pumpkin Burgers

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Unique Pumpkin Recipe from the Heart of Ohio

(NAPSA) - For many Americans, the sight of pumpkins means a change in seasons. But in Ohio, it means things are about to get a little crazy.

Pumpkin Burgers
In addition to many other fall festivals, Ohio is home to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. This annual festival has been called "The Greatest Free Show on Earth," and is a hotbed for fall enthusiasts and food lovers from across the United States. The show features the World's Largest Pumpkin Pie, more than 1 million pumpkin doughnuts, giant pumpkins weighing more than 1,000 lbs., a 40-ft. tower of pumpkins and pumpkin-themed contests. In addition, the festival is known for unique pumpkin cuisine including decadent pumpkin fudge, warm pumpkin cider, crunchy pumpkin waffles, pumpkin ice cream, zesty pumpkin tacos, pumpkin pizza and even pumpkin chili!

To put your household in the mood for pumpkin season, try this unusual recipe-an Ohio favorite!


  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 12 oz. jar chili sauce
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice


In a large pan, brown together ground beef and chopped onion. Stir in all other ingredients and bring to a simmer. Let the mixture cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns.

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