Pumpkin Stew In-a-pot

 
  • Pumpkin Stew In-a-pot Halloween Recipe
  • Ingredients for pumpkin stew-in-a pot
  • Butternut squash
  • butternut squash scooping
  • Cooking pumpkin stew-in-a pot ingredients
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 60+ minutes to cook
  • Makes 4 servings
  • How to make

1 pumpkin or butternut squash (about 3kg)
3 tbsp vegetable oil
500g minced pork/beef or 1 tin of beans (cannellini, haricot or similar)
250g onion
3 cooking apples
125ml water or vegetable stock (ideally homemade with no added salt, or a low salt alternative)
60g raisins (or we used Organix Goodies Raisins)
1 tsp chopped fresh or ½ tsp dried basil or thyme

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180c, 350F or Gas 4

Step 2

Cut the top off the pumpkin or squash and discard. Cut the pumpkin or squash into quarters and scoop out and discard the seeds and stringy pulp

Step 3

Place the pumpkin or squash pieces cut-side down in a large, deep baking dish with 1cm of water in the bottom

Step 4

Cover with foil and bake in the oven until tender (about 2 hours)

Step 5

Finely chop the onion and core and cut the apple into chunks

Step 6

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the meat or beans, onion and apple until tender (about 15 minutes)

Step 7

Add the remaining ingredients, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking

Step 8

Drain the water from the pumpkin or squash. Use a spoon to scoop out the soft flesh, then discard the skin

Step 9

Mix the flesh with the meat or bean mixture and return it to the baking dish. Cover with foil and return it to the oven until hot (about 20 minutes)

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Recipe notes 

Don't worry if you don’t have pumpkin, this recipe works well with butternut squash as well.

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