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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servings 1382 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1382 kcal
  • 69%
  • Fat:
  • 90 g
  • 138%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.5g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 75.1 g
  • 150%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 289 mg
  • 96%
  • Sodium:
  • 5168 mg
  • 207%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.



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

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 th...

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

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...

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