Happy Halloween, (Beef and) Pumpkin Pasta

Flesh of one medium pumpkin – (carefully hollowed out and turned into scary lantern)
1 onion
1 yellow pepper
2 sticks celery
2 cloves garlic
1 tin chick peas
1 tin tomatoes
tomato puree
minced beef. (optional)

Pasta shapes

Chop veg into similar sized pieces, add to a pan with a little water and olive oil if you like.
Sweat down until pumpkin starts to cook and release water.
Add beef and distribute thoroughly. Add chick peas, tomatoes tomato puree and herbs and spices, and stir.
Bring to boil, then turn down to a simmer – cook until pumpkin is tender and the sauce has reduced as desired.

Cook pasta shapes as instructed – stir cooked sauce through cooked pasta, coat liberally with grated parmesan

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