*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Pumpkin Stew
 
 Recipe By     : sarahb@fanfare.Eng.Sun.COM (Sarah Bate)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pounds        beef round -- boneless, cubed
    1      tablespoon    butter -- not margarine
    1      medium        onion -- coursely chopped
    2      stalks        celery -- coursely chopped
    5      cups          water
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      dried thyme
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
    5      pounds        pumpkin
      1/4  cup           all-purpose flour -- sifted
    1      cup           frozen green peas
 
 In a 4-quart Dutch oven, brown beef in butter.  Add onion & celery; saute 
 until browned.  Stir in 4 cups water, the salt, thyme, & pepper. Heat to 
 boiling.  Cook covered 1 hour.  Cut 2 inches off the top of the pumpkin.  
 Trim the rim of pumpkin bottom to form points; scoop out seeds. Peel top & 
 
 trimmings; cut into 1 cubes; add to beef after 1 hour.  Cook 30 mins 
 longer or until tender.  Heat oven to 350*.  Bake pumpkin shell 20 mins.  
 Stir flour into 1 cup water; add stew with peas.  Cook, stirring until 
 thickend; spoon into shell & serve. Note: Do not place pumpkin on direct 
 heat.
 
 
                    
 
 
 
 
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