Baked Stuffed Papaya Recipe
Submitted By:from Nashua.
Baked Stuffed Papaya Notes
Usually I eat papaya plain, but the one I brought home the other day was so firm and big that it was just too perfect for stuffing. I had seen a recipe for baked stuffed papaya, but the filling was barely more than plain ground beef, and with the Spice House to help, I knew it could be so much more interesting!
- 1 large (Maradol) papaya (or 5-6 small, common papayas)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Saigon cassia cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon tomato powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried minced orange peel
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon amchoor
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder
Serves / Yields
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Peel the papaya, cut it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. Place in a 9 x 11 baking dish and coat with oil. Dice the onion and mince the garlic or put it through a press. Combine onion, garlic, ground beef, and spices and mix thoroughly. Brown the beef well in a 10" skillet over medium heat, then drain any fat. Spoon the meat mixture into the hollows of the papaya, then bake for 20 minutes.
I haven't had a chance to try this out yet, but I'm willing to bet this Caribbean spice mixture would make for one mean hamburger on the grill.
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