Beef Stew in a Pumpkin

READY IN: 5hrs
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Taste of Home. Beautiful presentation. Excellent for fall celebrations. I usually add bay leaf and dried thyme or marjoram to the stew. You can add whatever spices/herbs you prefer.

Top Review by Gail Blue Eyes

Made this last weekend for a family get-together. You are so right, it makes a spectacular presentation. The stew was simple but very hearty. I didn't add any herbs but might consider adding some thyme and marjoram next time. Thanks for a splendid and festive meal for our family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in 2 tablespoons oil.
  2. Add water, potatoes, carrots, green peppers, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Stir in bouillon and tomatoes.
  5. Wash pumpkin; cut a 6 to 8 inch circle around top stem.
  6. Remove top and set aside; discard seeds and loose fibers from inside.
  7. Place pumpkin in a shallow sturdy baking pan.
  8. Spoon stew into pumpkin and replace the top.
  9. Brush outside of pumpkin with remaining oil.
  10. Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours or just until the pumpkin is tender (do not overbake).
  11. Serve stew from pumpkin, scooping out a little pumpkin with each serving.

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