Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkin week: Dinner in a Pumpkin

Want a fun and unique seasonal meal? This is the one you wan to try then. Because it is an easy recipe and super fun for all. 

                              Dinner in a Pumpkin
1 pumpkin about 8 inches high          2 C. Rice, Cooked
2 Tbsp Margarine                            2 Cans cream of chicken soup
1 lb ground beef                               1 can sliced mushrooms, drained (I ignored) 
1/2 C. celery, chopped                     2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 C. onion, chopped                      2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 C. green pepper diced 

Cut the stem off the pumpkin and remove all the seeds and guts. Then brush the inside of the pumpkin with margarine. Brush outside with oil; place in the center of a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 30 mins. Saute ground beef, celery, onion and green pepper. Add rice, soup, mushrooms, soy sauce and brown sugar. Spoon mixture into pumpkin and replace pumpkin stem. Bake at 375 for about 50-60 min or until the pumpkin is tender. 
 Okay now I am going to add my 2 cents :) I made this 2 years ago (haven't made this years yet) and if I remember right we reduced some of the bake time so just check it. It really depends on the thickness of your pumpkin.

My husband thought he hated pumpkins, but he loved this and we even cut off chunks of the pumpkin to eat separate from the main dish.