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Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe

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This is a delicious way to prepare a whole pumpkin, by stuffing with a savory mixture of ground meat, rice, and spices. This page contains a stuffed pumpkin recipe.


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October 30, 2012

Baked pumpkin stuffed with meat and rice

Total Time: about 2 hours

Yield: 6


  • 1 pumpkin weighting 4-5 pounds
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 lb ground meat (beef, venison, buffalo)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup cooked wild or other rice
  • 1 Tbsp crushed dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 beaten eggs


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash the outside of the pumpkin. Cut off the top and remove the seeds and stringy material. Prick the inside of the pumpkin several places with a fork. Rub the inside with 1 teaspoon of salt and the dried mustard.
  3. In a frying pan, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic and meat. Cook over medium heat until he meat is browned. Turn off the heat. Add the eggs, rice, 1 Tbsp. salt, sage and pepper. Stir.
  4. Put the meat mixture in the pumpkin. Put 1/2 inch of water in a baking pan. Place the pumpkin in the pan and bake for 1/2 to 2 hours or until the pumpkin is tender.

To serve, cut the pumpkin in wedges and give each person a wedge with stuffing on it.

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