Spicy Beef Stew in a Pumpkin Shell

Pumpkin pieces are at home in this savory mix of tender beef, onions, tomato, and spices, which slowly cook undisturbed until serving time.

From the "Heirloom Gardener"

  • Serve this spicy beef stew in a pumpkin for a festive touch.
    Photo by Storey publishing/Clare Barboza
  • The Pumpkin Cookbook by Deedee Stovel is available from Storey Publishing.
    Photo by Storey Publishing/Clare Barboza

Total Hands-On Time: 4 hr

Preparation Time: 1 hr

Cook Time: 3 hr

Yield: 6 servings

If you’d like to cut down on prep time, use 3 pounds frozen pearl onions in place of the white onions. For a festive touch, serve this stew in a pumpkin. 

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