Picadillo Pumpkin in Shell
|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|
|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.