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Hidatsa Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin

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Category: Meat, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Sugar pumpkin, 4-5 pounds
  • 2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Dry mustard
  • 2 tb Rendered fat
  • 1 lb Ground buffalo, venison or
  • -beef
  • 1 Medium onion, chopped
  • 1 c Cooked wild rice
  • 3 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 ts Crushed, dried sage
  • 1/4 ts Pepper


Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Cut the top off the pumpkin and remove strings
and seeds. Reserve seeds for another use. Prick the cavity with a fork and
rub with 1 teaspoon salt and the mustard. Heat fat in a large skillet, add
meat and onion and saute over medium-high heat until browned. Off the heat,
stir in wild rice, eggs, remaining salt, sage and pepper.
Stuff pumpkin with the meat mixture. Place 1/2" water in the bottom of a
shallow baking pan. Put pumpkin in the pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours, or
until tender. Add more water to the pan as neccessary to avoid sticking.
To serve, cut pumpkin into wedges, giving each person pumpkin and

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