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

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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