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Guyanese and Trinidadian Recipes

Spicy Stuffed Pumpkin

Ingredients

1 medium sized pumpkin
1 cup onions, chopped
Seasoned salt
1 tsp vetsin, if desired
3 eggs beaten
2 lb minced beef
1 medium green pepper
Garlic, diced
¼ tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp powdered clove
8 oz tomato purée

Preparation

  • With a sharp knife, slice the top from the pumpkin, remove the seeds and scoop out slightly to remove the stringy stuff.
  • Plunge the pumpkin into boiling salted water and boil for 10 - 15 minutes or until almost tender. Remove carefully from water and drain well.
  • In 3 tablespoons of hot oil in frying pan, sauté the onion until light brown, then add the mince and brown well.
  • Add green pepper, 2 teaspoonfuls of seasoned salt, pepper, vetsin, cayenne pepper and garlic. sauté a few minutes then add clove and tomato purée. Simmer covered for a few minutes, then cool slightly and stir in the eggs.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. If required, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the pumpkin shell so it stands upright. Stuff with mixture and cover with the pumpkin lid.
  • Place the stuffed pumpkin on a shallow greased baking pan and bake for one hour.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting into serving portions.
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