Stuffing for Chamorro Fiesta Pig, Hen or Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 lb margarine
  • 3 lbs onions, diced
  • 5  lbs 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 tbsp sugar
  • 1 small jar parsley
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Melt margarine 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.