Pumpkin Dinner

We have this anytime from Halloween through Thanksgiving. I received it from a friend in 2001 and have been using ever since. Its a fun fall tradition for our family.

  • 1 med. pumpkin (6-8 lbs)
  • 1 1/2-2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms or 4 oz can (we love mushrooms so we use lots of fresh)
  • 1 1/2 c cooked rice
  • 1 8 oz can sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 chopped potato
  • 2 sliced carrots

Clean pumpkin.
Brown hamburger and onion.
Combine beef, soup, sugar, soy sauce, mushrooms, potatoes, and carrots. simmer 10 minutes.
Add rice and chestnuts.
Spoon into pumpkin.
Spoon into pumpkin.
Replace top and put on cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 1 1/2-2 hours or until pumpkin meat is tender and potatoes and carrots are cooked.

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