Dinner in a Pumpkin

Dinner in a Pumpkin


1 large pie pumpkinDinner-in-a-Pumpkin

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

4-6 celery stalks, finely chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar

4 cups tomato juice

3 cups shredded cabbage

1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

1 cup uncooked brown rice



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Wash pumpkin, cut off top, scrape out seeds and insides.

3. Place hamburger in a large, deep skillet. Brown over medium/high heat until evenly brown. Drain


4. Add onion and garlic; saute slightly.

5. Add sugar, Italian herbs, salt, pepper, tomato juice, celery and rice and mix.

6. Layer inside of pumpkin with 1/3 of cabbage, green beans and mixture. Repeat layers, replace lid

and bake for 2 to 3 hours.


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