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Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin Stew

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    4 h
  • Ready In

    4 h 25 m
Cathryn Gross

Cathryn Gross

This is a marvelous autumn potluck dinner. Everyone will be very impressed with this thick beef stew made and served in a pumpkin shell! Use a 10 to 12 pound pumpkin; be sure not to overbake!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 592 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.9g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 29.4 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 1084 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Place beef in the saucepan and cook until evenly brown. Mix in the water, potatoes, carrots, green bell pepper, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 2 hours.
  2. Dissolve the bouillon into the beef mixture. Stir in the tomatoes.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Cut top off the pumpkin and remove seeds and pulp. Place the pumpkin in a heavy baking pan. Fill the pumpkin with the beef mixture. Brush outside of the pumpkin with remaining oil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven 2 hours, or until tender. Serve the stew from the pumpkin, scraping out some of the pumpkin meat with each serving.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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HOLLIE2
251

HOLLIE2

12/16/2003

This is a neat recipe! The recipe doesn't give enough instructions though for non-experienced cooks, so here you go . . . cover the stew while it's being cooked on the stove, otherwise the liquid will cook off. Also, place the pumpkin top back on the pumpkin after it's filled, make sure the pumpkin stem is wet, and then cover the stem with tin foil.

PEGZHERE
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PEGZHERE

9/4/2003

This was fabulous! I doubled the recipe for a party and used an 11 lb. French cooking pumpkin. I made the stew Friday night and baked it Saturday. It came out wonderful and the leftovers just got better and beter. Served with a crusty french bread to complete! Thanks for this great recipe - I will make it again.

ENRGRM
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ENRGRM

11/1/2005

this was great! stew tasted yummy and it looked awesome:) i didn't quite fill the pumpkin to the top with the stew, when i took it out of the oven it was full - must be it filled the rest of the way with the pumpkin juice. very good recipe! thank you!

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