Baked Stuffed Papayas - Just Fruit Recipes


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Baked Stuffed Papayas

1 Medium Onion; chopped
1 Clove garlic; finely chopped
1 lb Ground Beef
1 16oz. can whole tomato;drain
1 Jalapeno; finely chopped
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
4 Papayas (about 12oz. each)
2 tb Parmesan cheese;grated


Cook and stir beef, onion, and garlic in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until beef is light brown. Drain; stir in tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, salt and pepper. Break up tomatoes with fork. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered, until most of the liquid is evaporated, about 10 minutes. Cut papayas lengthwise into halves and remove seeds. Place aobut 1/3 cup beef mixture in each papaya half. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange in shallow roasting pan. Pour very hot water into pan to within 1 inch of tops of papaya halves. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees until papayas are very tender and hot, about 30 minutes.


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