1 Med - Lg Pumpkin
1-2 lbs of Ground
Green or Red
(if you use poultry seasoning you won't need to much sage)
Salt and Pepper
that you might throw into a meatloaf recipe, I use A-1, BBq sauce, Heinz 57, etc...
Fresh Mint Leaves
What you will
A Lg Baking pan
kit or do it the old fashioned way, use a spoon
1 - Hollow out
pumpkin as if you were going to use it for a jack - o - lantern and do NOT throw away the top. (put seeds aside for
baking and sprinkle cinnamon on them if you want)
2 - Mix your
meet with all the spices, sauces, egg and crackers or oats until it is formed very simuliar to how you would do a meat loaf.
3 - Slice your
potatoes as thinly as possible but we're not making potatoe chips here lol...
4 - Preheat your
oven at 425 degrees
5 - Butter the
inside of your pumpkin generously (but put some aside for the top)
6 - Next, take
your potatoes and line the pumpkin with them and leave a middle for your meat mixture
7 - Add your
meat mixture to the middle of the potatoes
8 - Put that
last spot of butter on the very top of the meat & potatoes
9 - Put the lid
on the pumpkin
10 - Carefully
place your pumpkin in the middle of the baking pan and add about 1" of water
11- Cover your
pumpkin and pan with the tin foil nice and tight
12 - Bake your
pumpkin for about an 1hr (some ovens vary so just work with it until you get it right)
13 - After your
pumpkin is done remove the foil and if you want to, you can take the mint leaves and use them to make a face or shapes or
designs on your pumpkin. They should stick quite nicely as the pumpkin should be nice and moist.
your pumpkin you may want to move it to a serving tray just like the one you use at Yule for your Turkey
or Ham, but be careful when moving it as it will be hot.
Have a sharp
knive ready to slice the pumpkin from the top to the bottom just like you would a pie so to speak. Out comes your squash,
your potatoes and your meat. Serve with a salad and a nice bottle of wine.