Recipes: Stuffed Pumpkin

 pumpkins for stuffing

Flickr Photo Credit: Patty Colmer 

Looking for something hearty, out of the ordinary and not too complicated to serve for company?

Here’s what you need: 2 pounds hamburger, 1 chopped onion, salt and pepper to taste, 1 cup water, pinch of allspice, pinch of nutmeg, poultry seasoning to taste, bread crumbs, 1 pumpkin, a few uncooked bacon slices.

Fry onion and hamburger. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the rest of the seasonings, and then enough breadcrumbs to attain stuffing consistency. Remove top of pumpkin and clean out all the pulp. Pile stuffing inside. Pour water inside the bottom of a baking pan and set pumpkin inside. Place bacon slices across top of pumpkin. Bake at 350 degrees for 1-2 hours, depending on size of pumpkin. When cooked, slice and serve as an entree.

I found this hand written recipe kicking around in the file from an old recipe swap. I’ve been meaning to try it out for a few years now, as David really likes all things pumpkin. So I was thrilled when it came out AWESOME. I’m thinking this dish with a really elegant salad and pumpkin vinaigrette dressing would make a great meal. Yummy!

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