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Dinner in a Pumpkin

Dinner In a Pumpkin

I was not planning on doing another post before Halloween, but I stumbled across a recipe that may be even Halloween-ier than the spooky purple cauliflower and knew that I had to share it.

I love those little spiral bound cookbooks that are published by churches and community groups and I have a pretty big collection of them from all over the country. At a church event recently I picked up one of these cookbooks that was put together by the Senior Network of North Baltimore. I love the old school appetizer recipes; I can imagine Betty Draper from Mad Men serving Cocktail Meatballs (involving 1 pound of grape jelly) and Shrimp Spread (canned shrimp and Worcestershire sauce in the ingredient list) to her guests. Then I came across something I had not seen before: Dinner In a Pumpkin.

I have not made this recipe, so cannot vouch for how it tastes. It looks yummy, though, and I plan to make it on Halloween. I think I’ll serve it with some Roasted Purple Cauliflower. It does not say in the cookbook how many servings the recipe makes, so I had to guess for the nutrition facts. Enjoy!

From Senior Network of North Baltimore cookbook. This recipe attributed to Govans Presbyterian Church.

1 small pumpkin (10 inches), clean out seeds
Cooking spray
2 pounds 95% lean ground beef
6oz ground ham (put ham through food processor)
2 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 TB onion
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp oregano
2 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup chopped stuffed green olives
2 cups tomato sauce
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
1 chopped green pepper

Mix all ingredients together, except pumpkin, and cook in large skillet coated with cooking spray until tender. Pour into pumpkin and bake st 350 for 1 hour with lid on pumpkin. Serve dinner from pumpkin, scooping out some pumpkin with the meat mixture.

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