This warming stew is the perfect Autumn meal to serve with friends and family. It is full of tender beef and vegetables for a deliciously filling meal. Plus, how could you not enjoy eating out of a pumpkin!? You can try using smaller pumpkins rather than one large one, and use them as “bowls”. No one will have to know it’s because you didn’t want to have to wash all the dishes!
Can this be made vegetarian?
Absolutely! In fact, it is common for pumpkin stew to be vegetarian. Try adding chickpeas, corn, cubed pumpkin, or even your favorite meat substitute. Like most stews, it will still be delicious if you use a different combination of vegetables. In fact, stews are perfect for “clean out the pantry” dinners.
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This warming stew is the perfect Autumn meal to serve with friends and family. It is full of tender beef and vegetables for a deliciously filling meal.
- 2 lb. Main St. Meats Beef Stew Meat (#2607)
- 3 Tbsp canola oil, divided
- 1 cup water
- 3-5 cups Flav-R-Pac Diced Red Potatoes (#8569)
- 4 cups Flav-R-Pac Sunshine Carrots (#5520)
- 1 cup Flav-R-Pac Green & Red Peppers (#6386)
- 3-5 tsp Kirkland Minced Garlic (#1289)
- 1 cup Flav-R-Pac Chopped Onion (#5772)
- 2 tsp Regal Fine Sea Salt (#1147)
- 1/2 tsp Ground Table Black Pepper (#1029)
- 2 Tbsp Custom Culinary Beef Granules (#1041)
- 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 10-12 lb. pumpkin
- To begin, add 2 tbsp of oil to a large dutch oven. Brown the meat, then add water, potatoes, carrots, green pepper, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper. Cover and allow to simmer for 2 hours. Then, mix in the beef granules and tomatoes.
- Next, wash the pumpkin and cut a 6-8 inch circle around the stem. Remove the top and set aside, then clean the pumpkin of all the seeds and fillings.
- Now, place the cleaned pumpkin in a shallow baking pan and add the stew into the pumpkin. Place the top back on, and use the remaining oil to brush the outside of the pumpkin.
- Place in the oven at 325F for 2 hours, or until the pumpkin is tender- careful not to overcook. Serve the stew directly from the pumpkin, using a ladle to scoop out each serving. Top with roasted pumpkin seeds, if desired.
Adapted from: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pumpkin-stew/