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Cooking Demo – Name That Recipe!! (Ground Lamb and Pumpkin)

In this demo I made ground lamb and pressure cooked pumpkin.  I could not come up with a name for this dish so if any of you have suggestions, post your recipe name ideas to comments and I’ll let my boys pick the winner!

Ground Lamb and Pumpkin

1 lb ground lamb

1 zucchini, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced

1 tbsp fresh mint, minced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp allspice

Black pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large skillet, add onion and garlic and saute for 1 minute.  Add lamb and cook until the lamb is almost done.  Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, cover and let simmer together for 2 minutes or until the zucchini is tender but not mushy.

For the pumpkin, use 1 small sugar pumpkin.  Cut the pumpkin in 1/2 and remove the seeds (save them to roast)! Place the pumpkin in your pressure cooker with about 2 cups of water and cook for 6-7 minutes.

Scoop out the pumpkin and serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon with the lamb.


Sarah Fragoso

Sarah Fragoso is an international best selling author of 6 books, co-owner of the Chico, CA based gym JS Strength and Conditioning, and founder of the Everyday Paleo franchise. Sarah is the co-host of the popular Sarah and Dr. Brooke Show podcast and she also conducts workshops and retreats on the subjects of nutrition, lifestyle and fitness.

Her message is from the heart and she carries a genuine desire to help other families looking for guidance. These attributes have contributed to her successes and provide the drive to keep the discoveries coming.

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  1. Yvette says:

    Are there any other methods for cooking the pumpkin? I do not have a pressure cooker.

    1. Hi Yvette! Here’s a great link that details several ways to cook a pumpkin! http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/baking-with-fresh-pumpkin/Detail.aspx

  2. How about “Baa-Baa Pumpkin Sheep”? 🙂

  3. What about “Lamb-o-Lantern”?

  4. What a lucky day for me! I just picked up a pumpkin at Trader Joe’s this morning and ordered a pound of lamb from my farmer with no idea of what I was going to do with either one. This is perfect! I will give it a try this week for lunch.

  5. I say call it Lamb and Pumpkin as pumpkin is good with everything and anything and it deserves such respect. 🙂

    Great recipe yet again!

  6. Olivia says:

    Mary had a little lamb ..and pumpkin

    Recipe sounds great! Perfect for fall.. as it is spitting snow where I’m at!

  7. Samantha says:


  8. Michael H says:

    I was thinking like Jeromie…Jack-o-Lambtern

  9. or you could put the lamb mixture as a “stuffing” into the half of pumpkin and call it Lamb stuffed eezy peezy pumkin. Yumm-O I can’t wait to try this.

  10. Halloween Hash?

    Can’t wait to try it!

  11. Tom R. says:

    Just Lamb Good

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  14. Jordan M. says:

    Thanks for all of the great recipes. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I really love the addition of the demo videos. You and your family are an inspiration. Keep up the great work!!

  15. My entry: Squashed Lamb… hee! hee!

    making pressure cookers hip again, one recipe at a time!

  16. Tula Cope says:

    Lamb and Lantern!

  17. I often look at your site for some great meal ideas and thought I would share a recipe I came across while making dinner tonight. I was looking for some thing different to do with butternut squash and found a recipe by Paula Dean that hopefully will turn out great. I am slowing trying to convince my parents and rest of the family to get more paleo by showing how tasted it can be, Not that they eat bad, compared to most Americans they are very healthy. But I can see the advances in myself and really just want to share it with everyone I come across. Anyway here the recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/butternut-squash-casserole-recipe/index.html I am a beginner at the paleo life by this looked good to me.

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Quinn,
      This recipe looks really yummy!

  18. MarkSF says:

    I made something similar to this for halloween, a recipe in which you stuffed a pumpkin with some beef and other ingredients and baked it:


    I think your recipe would work really well the same way… to stuff the pumpkin with the lamb and bake it. The beef really flavored the pumpkin nicely and it was fun and ‘halloweeny’ to serve it out of the pumpkin!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Mark, great idea!

  19. Samantha says:

    How about Lamb Hash and Pumpkin Mash.

  20. Beth says:

    I made this tonight after we got home from the gym – delicious and FAST! Thanks!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thank YOU Beth, so glad you liked it!

  21. Lindsey says:

    Is there anything else you can add to the lamb- it needed something- just not sure what

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