Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Beef stew in a pumpkin

A perfect fall dinner....

We made it tonight and it was yummy

This recipe is from Allrecipes.com

2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 cup water
3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 carrots, sliced
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled
tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons beef bouillon granules
1 sugar pumpkin
1.Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Place beef in the saucepan and cook until evenly brown. Mix in the water, potatoes, carrots, green bell pepper, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer approximately 2 hours.
2.Dissolve the bouillon into the beef mixture. Stir in the tomatoes.
3.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
4.Cut top off the pumpkin and remove seeds and pulp. Place the pumpkin in a heavy baking pan. Fill the pumpkin with the beef mixture. Brush outside of the pumpkin with remaining oil.
5.Bake in the preheated oven 2 hours, or until tender. Serve the stew from the pumpkin, scraping out some of the pumpkin meat with each serving.

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