5 Reviews

This is a so cute and such a great idea for Halloween.

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MrsTheresa October 28, 2012

I used 4 sugar pumpkins rather then one large pumpkin because I thought it would be fun to have your own individual serving. This recipe was easy to make but seemed to be lacking something different for everyone eating it. Alicia thought it needed to have diced tomatoes. Robbie thought it needed a bit of cheese in the meat. I was thinking more garlic. My favorite layer was the cabbage layer. Instead of shredding cabbage, I bought a bag of coleslaw mix that had both green and purple cabbage as well as a little bit of carrot in it. I made it with vegetable juice because that is what I had on hand. It is an off brand and mostly tomato juice anyway so it worked well. I suggest sprinkling the inside of your pumpkin with a bit of Kosher salt because the pumpkin was a little bland without out it. Also, if you mix the contents together including the cooked pumpkin sides, you might top it all off with a pad of butter to melt into the contents. It also enriches the flavor of the pumpkin as well as the cabbage and green beans. The whole thing smelled fantastic baking. My smaller pumpkins were done in about an hour and a half which left the green beans a perfect crisp tender. Thank you for an interesting and fun meal.

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Karen From Colorado October 09, 2007

I made a few changes to this recipe and it was wonderful. I used 1/2 beef & 12 oz. Jimmy Dean hot sausage. Instead of tomato juice, I used 3 cans of Bold Manwich Sauce & about a cup of water. Instead of green beans, I used the upper 1/2 of asparagus stalks and cut away the "tougher" lower portion of the stalk. The end result was a little spicier and absolutely great!!!

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Sally Jo November 09, 2005

OH WOW! This is GREAT! Easy, too. However, crazy me...forgot something at the grocery store. I didn't have a pumpkin nor tomato juice! Haha So I layered it all in a deep dish with a cover. For the tomato juice, I had already diced tomatoes seasoned with Italian seasoning. I dumped two cans in the blender. Added the sugar and all the other spices/seasonings. Followed the rest of the recipe. Cooked for 1 1/2 hours at 350. Turned out great! My husband loves it and took some to work for lunch today. Thanks for the great recipe.

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Mrs. Wavecrazed October 28, 2005

This sounds really good and I want to make something different than any one, at the party so I will give it a try

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rondaraebowles October 28, 2005
Dinner in a Pumpkin