Dinner In A Pumpkin
It was fun to plop the whole pumpkin in the oven and then serve it as a meal.
Here's the recipe -
Pumpkin: Cut off the top of pumpkin and throughly clean out seeds and pulp. You can draw a face on the font of the pumpkin with a permanent marker if you like. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 small to medium pumpkin
1 onion, chopped
2 T. vegetable oil
2 lbs. ground beef
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. brown sugar
1 4oz can sliced mushrooms drained
1 can of cream-of-mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 8oz. can sliced water chestnuts drained
Cook meat mixture: In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings from skillet, ådd soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup. Simmer 10 minutes. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into the cleaned pumpkin shell.
Bake: Replace pumpkin top and place entire pumpkin, with filling, on a baking sheet. Bake an hour or until the meat of pumpkin is tender.
Serve: Dish out meat mixture and then scoop out cooked pumpkin as your vegetable.
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