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A good stew to serve in a pumpkin?

I went to a party years ago. The host made a stew that I wasn’t too fond of, but she put it in a pumpkin to serve. I thought it looked really cool! Now our first Halloween party with my son and I want to do the same, but I dont know what kind of soup/stew to make to put in it. Any advice?

5 Responses to A good stew to serve in a pumpkin?

  • glamorousvivica says:

    Honestly, you can put almost any beef/pork/chicken/vegetable stew in a pumpkin, but the longer it sits in there, the more pumpkin flavor it will take on. I am including the recipe for the stew I did last year for a Halloween party. It was very good…and the pumpkin flavor actually complimented the stew. Just make sure your pumpkin is big enough to accommodate the amount of stew you have…and make sure it sits sturdy. Good luck and ENJOY!

    PUMPKIN STEW

    2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
    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 sweet pumpkin

    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.
    Dissolve the bouillon into the beef mixture. Stir in the tomatoes.
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    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.
    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.

  • Ciska says:

    Seeing as pumpkins are an autumn type vegetable I would be more inclined to put autumn/winter type stews in them. Such as a beef stew, or a chicken stew, or a stew with chorizo (sausage). Or you could ever go for a vegetarian stew if you want.

    Definitely do not use a seafood stew. Seafood and pumpkin do not mix well.

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  • nattie says:

    make a chunky veggie stew with potatoes and different kinds of squash.

  • Hman says:

    I would use a mixture of veggies like carrots, corn, peas and parsnips in chicken stock.
    Small pieces of chicken could be added also, and the amount of liquid will decide if it was a soup or a stew.

  • Angel says:

    I do Tomato Spiderweb Soup with spider biskets for my kids every year and they and their friends love it! just heat up a few cans of tomato soup then when serving or in your pumpkin pour 3 or 4 rings or heavy cream (it doesn’t take much) then start int he middle with a butter knife and slice though the cream rings making a web pattern. for the biskets we just use some out of the fridge tube rolls and let the kids or myself mold them into creepy spiders!!!! fun easy and they kids eat it up…. also keeps them very warm during trick or treating!

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