Beef In Costume For Halloween


1 (4 lb.) pumpkin
1 Pound lean ground beef
1 Cup chopped onion
Cooking oil
1/3 Cup chopped red pepper
1/3 Cup chopped green pepper
1 Clove minced garlic
1 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon thyme
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
1 (7 1/2 Oz.) pitted ripe olives
1 (8 Oz.) Can tomato sauce
2 beaten eggs


Cut top from pumpkin; scrape out seeds and fibers. Simmer in salted water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or until almost tender. Drain. Brown beef and onion. Add peppers and garlic. Cook one minute.

Remove from heat, stir in remaining ingredients. Spoon into pumpkin. Place “lid” on top. Brush pumpkin with oil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut into edges to serve.

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