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Hearty Pumpkin Stew

Updated on November 7, 2014

Hearty Pumpkin Stew

This recipe for Pumpkin Stew has all the traditional Halloween colors:

Has Orange from the pumpkin pulp and carrots

And Black (beans) for bats and cats and witches.

And White (potatoes) for ghosts and skeletons

And Red (beans and meat) for blood and icky eyeballs

There's garlic also to keep away the vampires.

With the red beans & black beans & hot pepper you may even think this is like a pumpkin chili!

It's really easy to prepare in your crock pot (or slow cooked in a large pot on the stove on a low setting) & many of the ingredients are right out of the can!

Here's something warm and hearty

Which won't cost you a lot of bills

To serve at your Halloween party

To chase away the ghostly chills

— MyFairLadyah

This pumpkin stew recipe makes a hearty and warming meal anytime during Fall and Winter. Just serve with a loaf of nice fresh French or Italian bread


  • 1 15 oz can of Pumpkin
  • 1 lb of stew meat (omit for vegetarian version)
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 4 -6 cloves garlic minced or 2 TBSP dried minced garlic
  • 2 15 oz cans of whole white potatoes with liquid
  • 1/2 lb of peeled carrots cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can red beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp of salt (or to taste)
  • some fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup beef broth (or vegetarian broth)

Serve in a Hollowed Out Pumpkin!

Serve this Delicious Pumpkin Stew in a Hollowed Out Pumpkin If You Dare!

Serve Your Pumpkin Stew in the Lovely Pumpkin Tureen - Set of Two

Grasslands Road 2-Pack Ceramic Pumpkin Tureen with Ladle, 10-Inch
Grasslands Road 2-Pack Ceramic Pumpkin Tureen with Ladle, 10-Inch

This 10 inch diameter high gloss ceramic tureen in the shape of a pumpkin is the perfect server for your fall and winter soups and stews.

* Tureen - 6 5/8 Inch tall, 10 5/8 Inch long and 9 Inch wide

* Ladle - 10 1/8 Inch long and 2 5/8 Inch wide



  1. In a pan on the stove, heat enough olive oil to soften the onions and garlic. Stir. Braise the stew meat in the same pan, stirring with the onions and garlic.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cook on Low Heat all day. Stir occasionally.
  3. Taste periodically and adjust your spices. Add the amount of broth for the consistency you want.
  4. Serve with a nice fresh French or Italian Bread

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