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Dinner in a Pumpkin


  • 1 small to medium pumpkin
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
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  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained


Saute onion until tender; add beef until browned (discard grease). Stir soy, sugar, mushrooms, and soup into mixture; simmer for 10 minutes. Add chestnuts and rice. Place mixture into cleaned, painted pumpkin. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours until pumpkin is tender. Put pumpkin on a serving plate. Remove top and serve meal from pumpkin. For the vegetable, scoop out cooked pumpkin and serve.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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February 22, 20080 found this helpful


What is the pumpkin painted with?

(ref Place mixture into cleaned, painted pumpkin.)


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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

I've been making for years. I use deer meat. Don't "paint" pumpkin. It is edible as well... a "squash"!

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