Supper in a pumpkin



If pumpkins aren’t in season, you could stuff this into winter squash instead.

4-lb pumpkin
1-1/2 lbs lean ground beef or chicken
1/3 C chopped green pepper
3/4 C chopped celery
3/4 C chopped onion
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/4 C soy sauce
2 T brown sugar
4-oz can mushrooms, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 C cooked rice

Remove the lid from the pumpkin and save it. Scrape out the seeds and strings. In a large skillet, brown the hamburger, pepper, celery, and onion. Mix in the remaining ingredients and spoon the mixture into the pumpkin. Place the lid back on the pumpkin and put it on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 1-1/2 hours at 350 F.

When you serve it, be sure to scrape out some of the cooked pumpkin along with the filling mixture.