Beef and Cabbage Dinner in a Pumpkin

Beef and Cabbage Dinner in a Pumpkin - such a fun fall or Halloween tradition!  This recipe is a very non-traditional version of dinner in a pumpkin!  From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Every year we have the tradition of cooking a dinner in a pumpkin.  Each year up to now, I’ve always made the same recipe.  But, this year I wanted to try something new.  I got this Beef and Cabbage Dinner in a Pumpkin recipe from a friend and it was such a yummy change! 

Now lets be honest friends, dinner in a pumpkin is not a pretty dish of food!  But, the kids love the tradition and we love the pumpkin!  Just throw some butter and salt on it!

Beef and Cabbage Dinner in a Pumpkin - such a fun fall or Halloween tradition!  This recipe is a very non-traditional version of dinner in a pumpkin!  From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Beef and Cabbage Dinner in a Pumpkin
A delicious beef, cabbage, rice base in a light tomato sauce!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 45 min
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr 45 min
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium to large pumpkin
  2. 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  3. 1 onion (chopped)
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 3-4 cups of cabbage, shredded
  6. 1 1/2 cups green beans, trimmed
  7. 1 1/2 cups minute rice
  8. 4 cups tomato sauce
  9. 1 tablespoon sugar
  10. 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  11. 1 teaspoon salt
  12. 1 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your pumpkin by washing it. Cut off the top and clean it out.
  3. Place hamburger in a large skillet. Cook on medium until browned and then drain the fat and add the onion and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, tomato juice and rice; mix thoroughly.
  5. Layer inside of pumpkin with 1/3 of cabbage, green beans and beef and rice mixture. Repeat layers, replace lid and bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the pumpkin is cooked all the way through.
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Beef and Cabbage Dinner in a Pumpkin - such a fun fall or Halloween tradition!  This recipe is a very non-traditional version of dinner in a pumpkin!  From www.overthebigmoon.com!

I hope you and your family love this meal and tradition! Have a great Fall friends!

Beef and Cabbage Dinner in a Pumpkin - such a fun fall or Halloween tradition!  This recipe is a very non-traditional version of dinner in a pumpkin!  From www.overthebigmoon.com!

Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!

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