Baked Stuffed Mirlitons (Chayote or Vegetable Pears)

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    chayotes (mirlitons or vegetable pears)
  • 3
    medium onions, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2
    tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4
    slices dry toast or 4 slices stale bread
  • 14
    cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Soak the dry toast/stale bread in water; squeeze out and set to the side.
  • Cut vegetables in half lengthwise; remove seed in center.
  • Boil in water until tender.
  • Scoop out and and mash or chop; reserve the shell for stuffing.
  • Saute the onions, garlic until translucent; add the ground pork and cook to a light brown.
  • Add 1 cup of water and cook slowly.
  • Add the drained and mashed or cut up vegetable and the toast/bread to the sausage mixture.
  • Mix well, season to taste with salt and pepper and fill reserved shells.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot with butter.
  • Bake until crumbs brown, approximately 30 minutes.
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