Dinner in a Pumpkin II Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Dinner in a Pumpkin II

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"The beef, rice and vegetables will be a dinner surprise when this pumpkin dish is placed on your table!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 Degrees C). Cut off top of pumpkin, scrape out seeds and pith.
  2. In a large deep skillet, saute vegetables in 1/4 cup shortening until soft. Add beef; cook and crumble until evenly brown. Add the pepper, ketchup, garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce. Simmer 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of the beef mixture, soy sauce, mushrooms, brown sugar, soup and rice. Mix well, pour into pumpkin and replace lid. Cover and freeze remaining beef mixture.
  4. Place filled pumpkin on a baking sheet and bake for one hour or until pumpkin is tender. As you serve dinner, be sure to scoop out a little of the cooked pumpkin too.
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Oct 06, 2003

The recipe calls for uncooked rice. . . cook it!

 
Oct 16, 2003

This took a long time to make, and why would you use that much ground beef only to freeze over half of it? The measurements need to be adjusted, and the taste was odd. Not really bad, but not that good either. On a positive note, my kids thought it was hilarious!

 

5 Ratings

Oct 30, 2003

I made this recipe for a potluck at work and everyone loved it!

 
Jan 03, 2011

I used to make this for the assisted living center residents where I worked. It was a very colorful, yummy autumn dinner. Granted depending on the size of the pumpkin the timing to get it done can be tricky. I love this simpler version. (it does say 'cooked' white) rice. I prefer brown for the higher nutrition and more flavor. Thanks for posting the recipe. I had lost mine.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 1382 kcal
  • 69%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.5 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 289 mg
  • 96%
  • Fat
  • 90 g
  • 138%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 75.1 g
  • 150%
  • Sodium
  • 5168 mg
  • 207%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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