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Dinner in a Pumpkin II

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"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
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1382 calories; 90 67.5 75.1 289 5168 Full nutrition

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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...