Dinner In a Pumpkin


20 min


1.25 Hrs



Dinner in a pumpkin is a perfect way to serve a fun meal the whole family will enjoy. A combo of steak, bacon, peppers and onions, seasoned with a few spices and cooked in a pumpkin. Scoop out all the goodness and fill your plates!


1 - 10 inch sugar pumpkin

1 pound thick cut bacon, diced

2 pounds New York steaks, cubed

1 yellow onion, diced

1 bell pepper, diced

3 cloves garlic, rough chopped

3 teaspoons dry oregano

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 Tablespoons flour

1 - 12 ounce can dark beer


dinner in a pumpkin

step 1

Remove the top of the pumpkin and clean out the seeds and goo.

step 2

In a cast iron skillet, render the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon fat from skillet leaving about 2-3 Tablespoons.

step 3

Add the onions, and green peppers, cook until soft. Add the garlic and quickly cook for 60 seconds. Then add the steak and season with salt, pepper and oregano - finish with a sear.

step 4

Add tomato paste to the skillet and mix together. Combine the flour with your mixture and stir to combine. Add the can of beer and mix until a sauce has formed. Finally throw in chopped bacon and remove from heat.

step 5

Fill the pumpkin with mixture. Place filled pumpkin on cookie sheet and cook in a preheated pellet grill at 325 °F for about 1 hour or until the pumpkin is tender.

step 6

Scoop out the meat mixture with a portion of the pumpkin.