Dinner In A Pumpkin is such a wonderful family tradition for your family.

Dinner In A Pumpkin

What Ingredients Do I Need For Dinner in a Pumpkin?

  • Medium Sized Pumpkin
  • Ground beef
  • Onion
  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Cream of chicken or mushroom soup
  • Milk
  • Green beans or corn or both
  • Mushrooms (optional)
  • Rice
  • Water chestnuts

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Dinner in a Pumpkin?

  • Find a pumpkin that sits nice and level. If you can, find one that isn’t too thick so it is easier to clean out.
  • Cut off the top, I like to cut a little V shape in the front and also angle the knife inward at a slant, so the top doesn’t fall in when cooking.
  • With a permanent marker draw a cute face on the pumpkin.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and the onion. Remove any excess oil with paper towels.
  • Add brown sugar, soy sauce, soup, milk, green beans or corn or both, and mushrooms.Stir well. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add rice that has been cooked, and chestnuts.
  • Place mixture into the cleaned out pumpkin. Set the top of the pumpkin on and place pumpkin on a baking sheet.
  • Place on the bottom rack of oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until the inside of the pumpkin is soft. You can test it by removing the lid and poking with a fork.
  • Place pumpkin on a large thick plate and serve the casserole that is inside the pumpkin.
  • We also like to eat the pumpkin. We just eat it like squash; with butter, salt and pepper.

 

Family Traditions for Halloween:

This is a fun meal for this time of year.  We love to make this every year around Halloween.  It has become a treasured family tradition that we all look forward to.  

Dinner In A Pumpkin

Tips to Making Dinner in a Pumpkin a Fun Meal:

  • Look for just the right Pumpkin
  • Draw a face on Your Pumpkin
  • Share your Dinner in a Pumpkin

Have fun with this dish!

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Yield: 8

Dinner In A Pumpkin

Dinner In A Pumpkin

Dinner In A Pumpkin is such a wonderful family tradition for your family. This will be a family tradition that your family will want to keep forever.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium pumpkin (thoroughly cleaned inside and out)
  • 1-2 lbs ground beef (cooked)
  • 1 small onion or 2 Tbsps dried onion
  • 2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 (10 1/2 oz) can cream of chicken soup or mushroom
  • 1/2 soup can of milk
  • 1 (15 oz) can green beans or corn or both
  • 1 (4 oz) can mushrooms (drained) optional
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 (8 oz) can water chestnuts (drained)

Instructions

  1. Find a pumpkin that sits nice and level. If you can, find one that isn't too thick so it is easier to clean out.
  2. Cut off the top, I like to cut a little V shape in the front and also angle the knife inward at a slant, so the top doesn't fall in when cooking.
  3. With a permanent marker draw a cute face on the pumpkin.
  4. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and the onion. Remove any excess oil with paper towels.
  5. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, soup, milk, green beans or corn or both, and mushrooms.Stir well. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add rice that has been cooked, and chestnuts.
  7. Place mixture into the cleaned out pumpkin. Set the top of the pumpkin on and place pumpkin on a baking sheet.
  8. Place on the bottom rack of oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until the inside of the pumpkin is soft. You can test it by removing the lid and poking with a fork.
  9. Place pumpkin on a large thick plate and serve the casserole that is inside the pumpkin.
  10. We also like to eat the pumpkin. We just eat it like squash; with butter, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 429 Total Fat 22g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 105mg Sodium 515mg Carbohydrates 23g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 5g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 35g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

 

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