Hidatsa Stuffed Sugar Pumpkin Recipe

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

To serve, cut pumpkin into wedges, giving each person pumpkin and stuffing.

Source: Spirit of the Harvest

Things You'll Need

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

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