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Recipe for family meals :

Dinner in a Pumpkin

This recipe has been contributed by Becky who like me loves cooking good food, especially for the family. You can find more of Becky's recipes, as well as finding out more about her, at her website.

This is what Becky said about this recipe:

"Halloween would not be Halloween at our home without 'Dinner In A Pumpkin'. The first time I made it, it was so cute to see everyone keep peeking in the oven to check on the baking pumpkin".


1 medium pumpkin, about 4 pounds
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
3/4 cup celery, chopped
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups cooked rice

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Brown ground beef; add peppers, celery and onion and cook until soft.
  • Add next 7 ingredients. Mix well and put in pumpkin.
  • Put top on pumpkin. Place on foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • To serve scoop out pumpkin along with meat mixture.

To decorate:

  • Use toothpicks to attach black olives for eyes, carrots for nose, press in whole cloves for mouth and fresh parsley for hair around opening.