Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pumpkin Stew

  • Large Pumpkin (it needs to be flat on the bottom)
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1-2 bottles spaghetti sauce
  • 1-2 bags mixed veggies (and variety you choose )
  • 1 onion
  • salt and pepper
  • you can also add fresh potatoes and carrots if you want

Clean out your pumpkin, it will be your pot. Put it in a shallow dish with an inch or so of water. Brown meant and onions. Put into the pumpkin and add spaghetti sauce. Stir together. Put pumpkin in the oven @ 350 for 2 1/2 - 3 hours. Steam veggies. After the pumpkin comes out of the oven add veggies.

I tried to scale this recipe down, a teacher I worked with makes this every year for her class near Halloween, It might still make a lot. I've also known people to make the stew on the stove (and just add everything together plus a little water until you have the consistency you like) and cook the pumpkin separately if you don't want a lot of pumpkin flavor in the soup. Hope it isn't too vague for anyone that really wants to try it!

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