Stuffed Chayotes (Chayotes Rellenos)

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
40 mins
35 mins

Chayote is a vegetable that resembles a cactus on the outside. It has fine small torns and white on the outside. Grows extensively in the Caribbean and also in areas as Florida and Louisiana. The flesh is delicate and similar to summer squash.

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  1. In a large pot, boil halved chayotes until tender.
  2. In a large pan, add OO or non stick spray. Add tomato sauce and sofrito. Let simmer in medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add meat and season with adobo.
  4. When chayotes are done, remove the flesh in the middle area.
  5. Add this flesh to the meat.
  6. Stuff chayotes with meat.
  7. Cover with slice of cheese.
  8. Place in oven for 35 minutes @ 350°F
  9. Remove from oven and serve.