Dinner in a pumpkin
I make this meal every Halloween night. I put the whole pumpkin on the table and we dish up from there.
Loads of fun!!!
- 1 small to medium pumpkin
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 4oz can sliced mushrooms
- 1 10oz can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 & 1/2 cups cooked rice
- 1 8oz can sliced water chestnuts,drained
Cut off top of pumpkin and thoroughly clean out inside. Preheat oven to 350.
In a large skillet saute onion in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings from skillet. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushroom and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water chestnuts and cooked rice. Spoon meat mixture into clean pumpkin shell. Put pumpkin top back on and put entire pumpkin on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until pumpkin is tender. Put pumpkin on a plate,remove lid and serve.