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Baked Stuffed Papayas Recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 16-oz can whole tomato, drain
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 papayas, about 12 oz each
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated


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


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Main Ingredient:Meat and Poultry / Beef
Course:Main Dish
Preparation Method:Baking

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