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    Riverbear's Note:

    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.

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

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    • on October 26, 2011


      SO yummy! I am making this again tomorrow for a friend who has a Halloween Party. It was perfect here, and will be there as well! :) I used fresh baby portabella mushrooms, sliced, and then didn't let it simmer on the stove. It did take 2 hrs to cook, but was well worth the wait! Thank you!

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    • on November 05, 2010


      Such a fun dinner idea! Perfect even if people don't like pumpkin, since you really don't HAVE to eat the pumpkin (although I highly recommend it)!

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    • on October 31, 2010


      Fun!! We really enjoyed this. I made just as posted except I didn't have any mushrooms, and I did add a bit of garlic. We enjoyed this for our Halloween dinner tonight!

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    Nutritional Facts for Dinner in a Pumpkin

    Serving Size: 1 (358 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 540.8
    Calories from Fat 283
    Total Fat 31.5 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 108.4 mg
    Sodium 938.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 7.0 g
    Protein 32.6 g

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