The intro says it is good with chicken or pork, you can add beef to that list. I made this on Friday, intending to serve it with a chicken dish and promptly forget to get it out of the fridge. I made it as per the directions. My papaya was a Mexican papaya that weighed in at about 3 pounds. I used 1/2 for this recipe. One comment, when reducing the vinegar, keep a close eye on it as it goes quick!