Stuffing for CHamoru Fiesta Pig, Hen or Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 pound margarine or butter
  • 3 pounds onions, diced
  • 5  poundss ground beef
  • 1 bunch of celery, diced
  • 4 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 cans sweet peas, including juice
  • 1 jar sweet relish
  • 4 cans pimientos
  • 4 cans chopped olives, drained
  • 1 can whole ripe olives, drained
  • 3 large loaves diced toasted bread
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 small jar parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Melt margarine or butter in a large skillet. Add onions and ground beef and mix over medium heat. Add all vegetables and toasted bread. Mix thoroughly and cook for ½ hour over medium heat. Add seasoning and mix thoroughly again. Simmer for 10 minutes. Stuff into pig, hen, or turkey. If you plan to serve as is, bake for 1 hour and serve on a platter. Feeds 50 or more. Leftovers may be frozen and re-served after heating in medium heat oven.

By Virginia L.T. Unpingco

Editor’s note: This recipe is from Lepblon Fina’tinas Para Guam: Guam Cookbook, 1985. Reprinted with permission from Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Y Inetnon Famalao’an (Women’s Association).
* Y Inetnon Famalao’an was a women’s organization composed of cabinet wives and women executives in the government of Guam.