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Picadillo Pumpkin In Shell

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

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: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Cuban
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Interest: 
Healthy

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