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Stuffed Chayotes (Chayotes Rellenos)

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“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.”
1hr 15mins
12 halves

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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