Dinner In A Pumpkin
Contributed by: Brandie
Three tasty versions.
- Version #1
- 1 medium pumpkin
- 2 lbs. ground beef, cooked
- 1 chopped onion
- 3 sliced carrots
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can sliced mushroom, drained
- 1 tablespoons garlic salt
- 1 celery stalk, sliced
- 2-3 potatoes, diced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Version # 2
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 6 oz. ground sausage
- 6 oz. can tomatoe sauce
- 2 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. vinegar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/3 cup chopped stuffed green olives
- 1tsp. pepper
- Version # 3
- 1 small-med. sized pumpkin
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. ground beef
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 10 3/4 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
- 1 8oz. sliced water chestnuts, drained
Bring all ingredients (except pumpkin) to a boil in a pot. Boil 10 minutes.
Place pumpkin in sturdy baking pan. Fill pumpkin with hot mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees, for approximately 45 minutes, until pumpkin is tender and brown.
Version # 2
Brown ground beef and sausage.
Combine meats with all other ingredients. Fill in a medium cleaned pumpkin.
Bake in 1 inch of water of 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Serve in pumpkin, scraping sides for the vegetable.
Version # 3
Cut off top of pumpkin and thoroughly clean out seeds and pulp.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings from
Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms, and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into cleaned pumpkin shell.
Replace pumpkin top and place entire pumpkin with filling, on a baking sheet.
Bake 1 hour or until inside meat of pumpkin is tender. Put pumpkin on a plate.
Remove lid and serve.
Scoop cooked pumpkin from sides for vegetable.
Serving Size: Serves 6