Cut the top of the pumpkin off and remove all seeds and stringy center.
Your clean pumpkin is now ready for the stew (when it is ready:). Just set the pumpkin aside for now.
Chop up your favorite stew ingredients.
Photo not shown... Add all ingredients to crock pot and cook on high for 3 hours. Then preheat oven to 325F, move stew from crockpot to pumpkin and bake for 1 hour.
I cooked my stew-filled pumpkin with the top off and it caramelized the leeks. Yum!
Allow to cool a bit before serving. I prefer to scoop out the beef stew, taking some of the soft, cooked pumpkin with each scoop.
- 1 pound cubed beef
- 1 1/3c chicken/beef/vegetable stock
- 1 packet of beef stew seasoning
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 medium sugar pumpkin
- 1 leek
- 1 small package sliced mushrooms
- 2 small red potatoes
- 2 Roma tomatoes
- 1 parsnip
- Knife and large spoon for cleaning out pumpkin see
Charleston, South Carolina