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Stuffed Mirlitons

Stuffed Mirlitons

Stuffed Mirlitons

Fresh Mirlitons
Fresh Mirlitons
Stuffed Mirlitons
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  • 10-12 fresh mirlitons
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lb. small shrimp or crawfish
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 T. minced garlic
  • 1 (7-8 oz.) container fresh pico de gallo
  • 3-4 c. Italian bread crumbs
  • Salt, red/black pepper, garlic powder
  • Paprika
  1. Take and clean mirlitons, cut in half, remove seed and place in pot. Cover with water and salt the water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender.
  2. Drain, let cool and gently remove the flesh of the mirliton and set aside. Save the shell to put stuffing in.
  3. In large pot, heat and add the beef and pork and start browning.
  4. Half way through cooking the meat, add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and cook until tender and meat is cooked.
  5. Add the pico de gallo and seasoned shrimp or crawfish. Cook until seafood is done.
  6. Take the flesh of the mirliton and mash it up and put in with the above mixture.
  7. Add one cup of bread crumbs at a time until you get the desired thickness of the dressing mix. Taste for seasoning.
  8. Fill the shells of the mirlitons with the stuffing.
  9. Place in baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika and more bread crumbs.
  10. When ready to cook, place in 350 oven until browned. About 15-20 minutes.
*****Freezes well. Can be served as a main dish or side dish. You can change the stuffing ingredients to all seafood or all meat and you can also add grated cheese of your choice.
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