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Pulled Pork Stuffed Mirliton w QView


Master of the Pit
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Had some pulled pork left over from last night’s dinner so decided to stuff some Mirlitons for lunch.

Boil the Mirlitons until you can gently insert a thin blade knife into the center of the vegetable, about 1 hour. Do not boil until soft.

Cool in cold water and cut through the widest axis.  Remove the soft fibrous seed and discard.  Gently dig out the meat of the Mirliton to within about a ¼ inch of the rind.  The rind is pretty easy to tear and the vegetable will not hold together if dug out to much.  Save these skins being careful not to tear them.  

Chop the dug out Mirliton meat and place in a colander to drain.   

Sauté in olive oil till browned

½ medium onion finely chopped

½ bellpepper finely chopped


2 Tablespoons minced garlic

2 Tablespoons finely chopped sweet pickled Jalapeno Pepper

Cook on low to medium heat until incorporated about 5 minutes

Add the chopped and drained Mirliton meat

Cook uncovered till the extra moisture is pulled from the Mirliton and the stuffing dries a bit. 

Finely chop the pulled pork and add to the vegetables.

Cook on low to medium heat until warmed through and flavors combine about 10 minutes

Add about 1-½ cups of seasoned breadcrumbs, combine well and allow flavors to come together, about 5 minutes.  Add a couple tablespoons of margarine or butter if the stuffing is very dry.  The Mirliton skins will have moisture in them so you don’t want the stuffing damp.

Shake in ½ cup Parmesan cheese to the stuffing, combine well and spoon into the Mirliton shells.

Place in lightly oiled baking dish, loosely cover with aluminum foil and bake in 350 oven about 20 minutes until warmed through and the skins are tender.

Into the oven, 



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Smoking Guru
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Joined Jul 19, 2010
Looks delicious!!!!

 Have a great day!



Master of the Pit
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Im with the dude, looks awesoem but whats a mirlton?


Master of the Pit
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Joined Mar 6, 2009
Mella-ton   Chayote squash    alligator pear

Thanks for the shout outs guys  they taste as good as they look



Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Oct 17, 2009
I grew up with Chayote's, good stuff! It's a mexican thing.


Epic Pitmaster
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Now they do look awesome there Al but where do they grow??? Then can you buy them other then in Louisiana and out west too I guess. It looks like a something I don't know what.

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