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Argentinian Beef Stew in a Pumpkin Shell
Carbonada en Zapallo
Description: This is a world renowned pumpkin recipe. This delicious
recipe comes to us from Argentina. It is one of the most famous and sought
after pumpkin recipes. Eat and enjoy it on a cool, crisp fall day.
Serves: 6 people
||10 pound Cinderella or Cheese pumpkin
||Beef chuck or stew beef cut into 1" cubes
||Small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
||Green Bell Pepper, stemmed, peeled, and chopped
||Plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
||Salt and freshly ground pepper
||Sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
||Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
||Fresh or frozen corn
||Fresh peaches, peeled, pitted, cubed. Or, 4 canned peach halves, drained,
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut open the lid of the pumpkin. Clean out the inside, removing and discarding
seeds and strings.
Replace lid on the pumpkin and place on a sturdy cookie sheet. Bake about
45 minutes, until just tender when pierced with a knife or fork.
While the pumpkin is baking, heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high
heat. Brown beef on all sides, then transfer it to a bowl, using a slotted
spoon so the oil will drain.
Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic, onions, and pepper. Cook until soft, about
10-15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add beef, tomatoes, beef stock, and all spices. Season to taste with
salt and pepper.
Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for
Add potatoes and cook for 20 minutes.
Add corn and cook another 10 minutes.
Spoon soup into the pumpkin and bake for another 30 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Carefully transfer the pumpkin to a serving platter, and place on the diner
Serve soup into bowls directly from the pumpkin.
Note: Cheese or Cinderella pumpkins are recommended, as others may
collapse while baking. If these are not available, look for hard-shelled
varieties with thick shells.
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