This recipe started as an experiment using chayote. It received unexpected raves at the table and is now in regular rotation at our house. We like this served over rice.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook the sausage in the skillet until browned; remove the sausage to a plate lined with paper towels. Add the olive oil. onion, and garlic to the skillet; cook and stir until the onions are translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the sausage to the pan along with the chayote squash and jalapeno peppers; cook and stir until the squash begins to soften, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, black beans, corn, thyme, and chili powder; season with salt and pepper. Cook until completely heated through, about 10 minutes more.

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Nutrition Facts

138.6 calories; 5.6 g protein; 12.8 g carbohydrates; 11 mg cholesterol; 322.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2011
My family really liked this stew. I wouldn't normally have bought chayote but I recieved some as part of a food co-op and had no idea what to do with them! When I saw this recipe I knew it would go over well...and it did! Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/24/2011
Too hot! One two inch jalapeño will do it. Otherwise we liked it. But next time we will serve it over rice. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2011
My family really liked this stew. I wouldn't normally have bought chayote but I recieved some as part of a food co-op and had no idea what to do with them! When I saw this recipe I knew it would go over well...and it did! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2009
(MY FIRST CHAYOTE RECIPE ATTEMPT )Very good! I used sausage links cooked then sliced. Had no beans or corn but I did use lentils. Very good I served with rice. Will make again next time chayotes are on sale:) Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
This was delicious! With just 2 of us there was quite a bit for leftovers but this was even better when it was heated up for the 2nd and 3rd time. Very flavorful. I followed the recipe except added an extra jalapeno as we like our food spicy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2011
Too hot! One two inch jalapeño will do it. Otherwise we liked it. But next time we will serve it over rice. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2010
I was happy to see a recipe for chyote which came in my CSA box. I followed the recipe except for using fresh tomatoes instead of canned (because that's all I had). It came out great. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2011
Great Chayote recipe! Perfect for a chilly autumn night. I substituted chorizo (for italian sausage) and used 1 small can chopped jalapenos instead of fresh. Nice and spicy great texture. Thanks for posting! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
This was wonderful. I made some changes - mostly in amounts. I had an acorn squash so I cubed that instead. I used 6 spicy italian suasage doubled the onion(2) doubled the canned tomato used a can of goya black bean SOUP in place of the black beans and used about 3 cups of frozen corn. I let it stew for about an hour or so before trying it. What a great recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
Instead of Italian sausage I used 1 lb of ground turkey seasoned with Penzy's breakfast sausage seasoning plus fennel seed. I only had two chayote. Used 2 serrano (seeds/ribs and all) instead of jalapeno. Otherwise kept to the recipe (well I was heavy handed with the chili powder and thyme). This is fantastic. Be careful not to overcook the chayote it has such a delightful texture. I really made this highly seasoned and in doing so the sweet refreshing "cucumbery" flavor of the chayote was lost. That was my fault not that of the recipe. Still the texture works and I'll be happily eating these leftovers and making this again and again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2011
Very good! Used mild peppers instead of jalapenos for the kids. Would be better with the heat from jalapenos. Read More
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