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.



Enjoy!

2 comments:

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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