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Pumpkin Stew

Rated as 4.39 out of 5 Stars

"After our kids carve their Halloween pumpkins, I use the discarded pieces in this savory stew. My family eagerly looks forward to it every year."
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Ingredients

2 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add meat, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil and butter. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the carrots, celery, water, bay leaves, bouillon, thyme and remaining pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  2. Stir in pumpkin. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until meat and pumpkin are tender. Discard bay leaves.

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I adapted this for a crock pot. I browned the meat and then added onion and garlic. I then transferred it to the crock pot along with the ingredients listed as well as a few potatoes, a large sw...

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I used pumpkin just like the recipe says and it was even easier since after Halloween our pumpkin had been out there awhile so instead of having to cut it I just mashed it up because it was so s...

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I adapted this for a crock pot. I browned the meat and then added onion and garlic. I then transferred it to the crock pot along with the ingredients listed as well as a few potatoes, a large sw...

I did potatoes instead of celery, bison stew meat instead of beef, and Penzey's Bay Seasoning instead of the other seasoning, and it came out fabulous! I did add two more cups of water to thin ...

This was the perfect way to use my pumpkin meat from my carved pumpkin. I changed a few things though. Instead of water I added beef bouillon broth, instead of beef bouillon granules I just cr...

It was fun to use cubes of real pumpkin in a stew. I added a little more water. The stew was actually better the next day b/c the flavors had more time to blend. I think I will add a little m...

This was delicious. It's even better on the second day after all the flavors have mixed with each other. I added some green chillies for a kick. It made for a very filling and spicy winter st...

If the pumpkin in your stew wasn't all you'd hoped for, you may want to use a sugar (or pie) pumpkin next time. These are not the same as the ones most people carve into Jack O'Lanterns. The b...

This turned out to be phenomenal! I made a couple changes to it. I used beef broth instead of bouillon granules. I added a can of diced basil and oregano seasoned tomatoes, green beans, one swe...

I followed the directions exactly with the exception of adding one can of corn during the final 20 minutes. It was excellent and will become a family tradition after carving pumpkins. My husba...

Nice warm hearty meal. All the ingredients soften adequately as per the receipe. We added other vegies we had including potatos, sweet potatos, turnips. Then right at the end we added brocolli a...