A delicious way to celebrate Halloween night and use all the pieces of the pumpkin left over from carving your jack-o-lantern.


4 slices bacon
1 lb lean ground beef
1 large onion - chopped
1 pepper (red/green/yellow/orange - your choice) - large chunks
1 1/2 cups of pumpkin, skin off
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
28 oz can whole tomatoes
19 oz can kidney beans
1 tsp chili powder
1 cup elbow macaroni
2 1/2 cups water (or broth)

Fry bacon until crisp. Remove, chop, set aside.
Stir fry beef, onion, pepper and mushrooms.
Put all other ingredients (except macaroni) into saucepan or wok.
Add meat, onion, pepper, mushrooms.
Heat to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add macaroni and bring back to a simmer. Cook for 15 - 20 minutes.
Add bacon at the end.

Serve with sour cream.

Happy Halloween!