Beef Stew in a Pumpkin

Recipe by Mirj2338
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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Scrub pumpkin well.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in 5 quart casserole over medium heat.
  • Add beef in batches to brown on all sides.
  • Warm brandy, ignite and pour over beef.
  • Transfer meat to platter and set aside.
  • In same casserole pot, combine oil, onion, green pepper and garlic, cooking over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add stock and madeira and bring to boil.
  • Scrape sides and return meat and juices to pot.
  • Stir in tomatoes, salt, oregano, pepper, bay leaf, and cloves.
  • Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and cook 15 minutes more.
  • Stir in zucchini and cook 10 minutes more.
  • Add corn, apricots and prunes and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Keep stew warm on low heat while preparing pumpkin.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut pumpkin about 3 or 4 inches from top to form a lid and do not remove stem!
  • Scrape out seeds and string fibers from lid and base.
  • Brush melted margarine inside pumpkin and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  • Replace lid and bake pumpkin in roasting pan about 40 minutes.
  • Pour juices from pumpkin into stew and stir well.
  • Place stew into pumpkin and bake about 15 minutes longer.
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