Monday, November 1, 2010

Dinner in a Pumpkin

This is an annual tradition that we started a few years ago at our house. I tried it on Halloween night, but there's just too much going on, so it is a November 1 tradition now. That worked much better for our house!

Because a friend asked for the recipe, I'm posting it tonight, in case you have time to pull it off for tonight or plan for dinner soon. It's on our menu for tomorrow! I'll post photos later.

This one's for you, Julie:

Dinner in a Pumpkin

1 medium sized pumpkin
1 lb. hamburger meat
1 can mixed vegetables (I use frozen mixed)
1 can Rotel
1 can beans (I use black, but use what your family likes)
1 can corn
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 pkg Spanish rice (already prepared)

Cut off top of pumpkin and clean outside and inside. Start your Spanish rice.

Meanwhile, brown hamburger meat, then add vegetables, Rotel, beans, and taco seasoning.

Add sliced mushrooms.

Scoop mixture into pumpkin and bake at 350 degrees for one hour on cookie sheet.
Stir Spanish rice into mixture after baking.

When you serve, you can serve chunks of the pumpkin with the meat/rice mixture.

Hope your family enjoys this one as much as we do!!

(Serves 4-6, but can easily be doubled/tripled to feed a crowd--just make sure your pumpkin is big enough.)

Happy Halloween!!


  1. Thanks Missy!!! Can't wait to make it!

  2. Cool! Can't wait to see a photo.