Yummy Stuffed Pumpkin
Author: Anita
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • 3 small pie pumpkins, about 20 inches each in circumference
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 2 cans cream of celery soup
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cans sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 cup diced green chile
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  1. Cut the tops off the pumpkins and scoop out the seeds. Carve a face (or whatever) on each as desired.
  2. Microwave the pumpkins for 8 to 10 minutes each. Test inside with a fork to make sure they are soft. Microwave as needed until the flesh is soft but not mushy.
  3. In a very large skillet, heat the olive oil, then cook onions until translucent. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  4. Mix in the ground beef and sausage, breaking up into small pieces, and brown.
  5. Drain off fat, then stir in the cream of celery soup, the rice, water chestnuts, and green chile.
  6. Add soy sauce to taste.
  7. Stuff each pumpkin with the beef mixture. Bake in a large glass baking dish (or 3 smaller ones) for 40 minutes.
  8. Serve & enjoy!
Recipe by Denver Green Chili at https://denvergreenchili.com/recipes/main-courses/beef/yummy-stuffed-pumpkin/