You can’t get anymore Halloween then with a PUMPKIN MEATLOAF!
The only questionable part to this recipe (bahahaha I said “only”, I crack myself up) is that it has no pumpkin within the meatloaf itself. Which is something that I kind of assumed, but alas I was wrong.
Meatloaf baked in a pumpkin = pure magic.
I found this recipe on Retro Housewife’s Blog!
Check out that blog down below! Lots of interesting goodies galore!
Now, this is really EASY recipe, but here’s the thing….I didn’t add all the ingredients listed down below.
Why, you might ask.
Because I forgot to pick up the ingredients from the store/I already thought I had them. #RealTalk
So here are the traditional recipes & I’ll mention the substitutes/the ones not added into the video.
Great Pumpkin Meatloaf
– 2 small pumpkins (6 or 7 inches in diameter)
– Salt & Pepper
– 3 tbsp mustard
– 2 tbsp brown sugar
– 1 egg (*no egg for me)
– 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (*I could have sworn I had some – but I didn’t.)
– 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (*ground pork for me)
– 1/2 cup bread crumbs (*soaked in milk to add more moisture for the lack of egg)
Cut top from pumpkin; remove seeds. Place pumpkin in baking pan; and add 1 inch hot water. Cover pumpkin and pan with foil. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes, until almost tender. Pour off water.
Season inside of pumpkin with salt and pepper; spread with about 1 tablespoon mustard and sprinkle with brown sugar. Combine egg, 2 tablespoons mustard, Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon salt, ground beef, and bread crumbs; mix well.
Spoon into pumpkin shell packing down lightly. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, 45 to 60 minutes, until pumpkin is tender and meatloaf is cooked. Cut into wedges to serve. 6 servings.
Wednesday, October 26, 1977 Pasadena Star-News
This wasn’t bad recipe. Like I mentioned in the video, I would have expected some pumpkin puree or roasted pumpkin mixed in with the meatloaf itself, but if you dig into the meatloaf you will ultimately dig into the pumpkin itself.
It’s an interesting concept to say the least, but for the most part it works.
Let me know if you try it out!
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It's the GREAT PUMPKIN MEATLOAF(?), Charlie Brown!