Monday, October 24, 2011

Dinner in a Pumpkin

One of my good friends....let me in on this fun little recipe. I made a few modifications (to make it a little more healthy) and it was delicious, definitely will make this a family tradition!!

1 small-medium pumpkin
1 onion chopped
1cup sliced celery
1 lb lean ground turkey
2 TB soy sauce (I used Bragg's Liquid Aminos)
2 TB Splenda/Ideal brown sugar
1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup skim milk
1 TBSP whole wheat flour
3 TBSP light butter/olive, grape seed, peanut oil
salt & pepper to taste
1-2 cups of cooked rice 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut off top of pumpkin and clean. Saute meat, celery and onions until cooked-drain. Whisk chicken stock, milk, flour, and melted butter in small bowl. Salt & pepper to taste. Add soy sauce & brown sugar. Pour over meat mixture. Simmer 10 minutes. Add rice. Spoon into pumpkin and replace top. Place pumpkin on cookie sheet. Bake one hour.

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  2. Aubrey this sounds yummy! We'll have to try it this week. Thanks for posting!