Stuffed Chayote Aka Mirliton, Choko or Vegetable Pear

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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    lbs chayotes, uniform size
  • 1
    lb ground round
  • 1
    onion, peeled and chopped
  • 14
    cup rice, uncooked
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 12
    cups tomatoes, cooked (canned is fine)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash chayotes, cut and half and scoop out, using a spoon or potato ball cutter; reserve pulp.
  • Mix next five ingredients together and fill cavities loosely.
  • Saute pulp in olive oil until golden and add tomatoes.
  • Place stuffed chayotes ina greased pan, pour sauteed mixture over them and enough hot water to cover.
  • Simmer, covered, for 90 minutes or bake in a slow oven (325F).
  • Serve hot with sauce.
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