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Picadillo Pumpkin in Shell

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  Sugar pumpkin 4 Pound (1 In Number)
  Ground turkey/Very lean ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Whole wheat bread slice 1 , crumbed
  Egg/1/4 cup prepared egg substitute 1
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Sweet red pepper 1 Small, diced
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Chili sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sliced stuffed green olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Cut the top off the pumpkin and reserve it.
Clean out the seeds and fiber.
In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.
Set the pumpkin in a round casserole that will hold it upright.
Stuff the hollow with the meat mixture and cover it with the pumpkin top.
Pour 1 inch of water around the pumpkin.
Bake at 350° F. for about 2 hours, or until the filling is cooked through, the pumpkin has darkened, and the flesh is tender when pierced with a fork.
Cooking time varies with the thickness of the pumpkin flesh.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1979 Calories from Fat 662

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 73 g112.2%

Saturated Fat 19.7 g98.7%

Trans Fat 1.9 g

Cholesterol 749 mg249.7%

Sodium 2946.9 mg122.8%

Total Carbohydrates 197 g65.7%

Dietary Fiber 19.9 g79.5%

Sugars 66 g

Protein 152 g304.4%

Vitamin A 2798.7% Vitamin C 575.2%

Calcium 65% Iron 160.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Picadillo Pumpkin In Shell Recipe