August: Potlucks!

August Theme: Potlucks. What do you take with you?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dinner in a Pumpkin

This is one I got at my new ward's recipe exchange last month. It was so tasty! If you're having a hard time picturing it, it's kind of like a casserole . . . except in a pumpkin instead of a pan. Enjoy!

1 small to medium pumpkin
1 t vegetable oil
1 chipped onion
1 1/2 to 2 lbs hamburger (or exchange half of it for sausage)
2-3 T soy sauce
2, 4oz cans sliced mushrooms drained
1 1/2 c cooked rice
2 T brown sugar
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can sliced water chestnuts drained

Cut top of pumpkin and clean out the inside. Lightly rub with oil.

Saute onion in oil until tender, add hamburger and brown. Drain if needed. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms, soup and simmer 10 minutes. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into the pumpkin shell and replace lid. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 1 to 2 hours until flesh of pumpkin is tender. Scoop out the filling and the pumpkin flesh and enjoy.

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