Sunday, November 7, 2010

Savory Beef Stew in a Pumpkin

Want your house to smell so good this Fall?
And have a delicious meal in its own serving bowl?

1. Get yourself a nice pie pumpkin.

2. Cut out the lid. Scoop out the seeds.

3. Place the pumpkin on a cookie sheet. Brush the outside of the pumpkin with vegetable oil.

4. Fill the pumpkin with your favorite beef stew mixture. (When I don't make it "from scratch" I use a frozen mix such as Stouffer's.)

5. Put on the lid. Bake at 350 degrees. Timing will vary on the size of your pumpkin. A small one usually takes 60-90 minutes. A large one takes up to 2 hours to bake. You'll want the pumpkin "meat" to be tender to scoop.

6. Serve on a pretty platter (oops! not shown here).

Scoop helpings so that each serving includes the beef stew and the baked pumpkin too. It's yummy and so healthy too.



Sharli said...

Hi Jane! I LOVE this idea! I love pumpkin (and you are SO right about it being healthy!) and I love stew, so it's a winning combination! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Jamie Harder said...

mmmmm....I can almost smell it! Looks soooo delicious!!!

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