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Stew in a Pumpkin

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stew in a pumpkin

Trader Joes was giving out free pumpkins after halloween so I obviously took one even though I have never cooked one before. I wanted to take advantage of the entire pumpkin so I googled "stew in pumpkin." This soup is based on a recipe from I left out ingredients that I didn't have and made a few other changes. It was really tasty and a complete meal in 1 pumpkin!

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  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 pound beef stew
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 potatoes, cut small
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
  • 1 green pepper, cut
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 whole pumpkin
  • Cumin


1. Heat olive oil in pot, add beef and brown evenly.  

2. Add all vegetables, water, and salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil.  Let simmer 30 minutes.  Add cumin.

3. Preheat oven to 325.  

4. Cut off top of pumpkin, remove seeds, place soup in pumpkin, place pumpkin in a dish and bake in oven for 2 hours.

5. Bowl out the soup and scrape the pulp from the pumpkin into the stew

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