My Stuffed Pumpkin
1 Sugar pumpkin or squash
1/2 cup Adzuki Beans (Arrowhead Mills Organic) cooked pkg. directions
1/2 cup Whole Brown Rice (Lundberg Jubilee gourmet blend) cooked pkg. directions
1 lb. ground meat
1 small -medium onion diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. mild chili powder - has a smokey flavor
1/4 - plus cayenne pepper (to your liking)
salt and pepper to taste
The day before or early in the morning prepare beans (by soaking over night or bring to a bowl and soak for 1-3 hours, then cook). Prepare rice early, day before or early enough that all that is left is cutting a top in the pumpkin; removing seeds and stringy insides and cooking the ground meat with onions and garlic.
Okay say the beans and rice are ready - pumpkin is cleaned. Preheat to 375 - brown ground meat with onion and garlic. Depending on the type of meat drain. I used 80/20 ground and scooped out with a spoon with drain holes. Mixed with beans and rice - scooped into hulled pumpkin and baked in my dutch oven adding water up to an inch of the pumpkin. I then covered and roasted until pumpkin was cooked through and tender. It took awhile and I'm getting a temperature gauge for my oven. 1 1/2 - 2 hours. It was worth the wait!
|Slice and serve ~|
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