Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dinner in a Pumpkin

This is a fun seasonal meal to have. We have it at our house every Halloween. I always thought itwas so cool to eat dinner from a pumkin when I was younger. Okay so I still think it's cool:)

1 sm to med size pumpkin

1 onion, chopped

2 Tb vegetable oil

1 1/2 to 2 lbs ground beef

2 Tb soy sauce

2 Tb brown sugar

1 can slied mushrooms, drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 1/2 cps cooked rice

Cut off thetop of the pumpkin and thoroughly clean ot seeds and pulp. Paint a face on pumpkin with permanent marker. Preheat oven to 350.

In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tener. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice. Spoon mixure into cleaned pumpkin shell. Replace pumpkin in top and place entire pumpkin, with filling, on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until meat of pumpkin is tender.

*Scrape off inside of pumpkin when dishing up meal. Delicious!!*

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