Saturday, November 6, 2010

Curry in a Pumpkin

A twist on dinner in a pumpkin that my minis gobbled like little turkeys :)

1 medium pumpkin
3/4 lb ground beef
3 celery stalks
1/2 onion minced
a couple handfuls of craisins
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a dash or two of soy sauce
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups cooked rice

  1. cut and clean pumpkin just as you would a jack-o-lantern.  Go ahead and draw (or let you toddler draw) a face w/ a Sharpie!  rub inside with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Bake on a foiled, greased cookie sheet for 40 min. at 350.
  2. while pumpkin bakes, brown beef.  Add minced onion and celery, saute until tender.  I add a little splash of apple cider plus the craisins to sweeten the deal here.  Add in sugar, curry powder, ginger, cinnamon, soy sauce and cream of chicken soup.  Mix and remove from heat, then add in rice.
  3. after 40 min. remove pumpkin but keep your oven going.  fill pumpkin with beef and rice and put back in for another 30 min or until pumpkin is fork tender. 
  4. Enjoy!

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