Dinner in a Pumpkin

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Riverbear

This is so yummy, I tried this at my friend's house this Halloween, well needless to say it will be a tradition at our house.

Top Review by ladywisconsin

As a first time dinner in a pumpkin maker, I thought this turned out well for my first try. Although I did make a few changes. First, I used a frozen mix of chopped onion, celary & peppers [[plus I added a few chopped green peppers]] I sauted those with the ground beef. I used a larger can of mushrooms. Before I added the meat mixture to the pumpkin, I coated the inside with a bit of pumpkin pie spice and some salt. I really enjoyed this, and I think I see a new Halloween tradition in my future.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off the top of the pumpkin and thoroughly clean out pulp and seeds.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) In a large skillet sauté onions in vegetable oil until tender.
  3. Add meat and brown.
  4. Drain drippings from skillet.
  5. Add soy sauce, mushrooms,brown sugar and soup.
  6. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts.
  8. Spoon mixture into cleaned pumpkin shell.
  9. Replace pumpkin top and place entire pumpkin, with filling, on a baking sheet.
  10. Bake 1 hour or until inside meat of the pumpkin is tender.
  11. Put pumpkin on a plate.
  12. Remove pumpkin lid and serve meat.
  13. For your vegetable, scoop out pumpkin and serve.

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