Stuffed Baked Plantains – roasted plantains filled with seasoned ground meat, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, and spices, topped with cheese for lunch, dinner or even breakfast- very comforting!
This recipe is easy to make, instead of frying the plantains, you roast them in the oven to reduce the calories, so you can eat two.
Then, slit open the plantains and fill it up. For the filling, use sauté tomato sauce with onions, smoked paprika, garlic, bell-pepper and ground meat, you can use any ground meat; chicken, turkey or beef. Then place the seasoned meat in the plantains, topped with cheese.
When buying plantains, it is important to get the right one; It is should be ripe, yellow and firm, Not overly ripe (Dark skin) because it would end up mushy.
SUPER YUMMY STUFFED BAKED PLANTAINS
SUPER YUMMY STUFFED BAKED PLANTAINS – stuffed with seasoned ground meat, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, and spices, topped with cheese for lunch, dinner or even breakfast- very yummy and sweet!
- 4-6 ripe plantains
- 1 pound ground meat
- 4 tbsp canola oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 small green yellow or red pepper
- 4 tbsp parsley
- 1 cup grated cheese optional
- Cooking spray
- Salt and pepper as needed
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with foil and coat with cooking spray or oil.
Using a sharp knife, cut both ends off the plantain. This will make it easy to grab the skin of the plantains. Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain, peel only as deep as the peel. Remove plantain peel by pulling back.
Place plantains on tray and lightly spray, bake for a about 15, turn and bake on the other side for another 15 minutes or until golden brown and tender.
While the plantains are baking, add 2 tablespoon of oil to a sauce pan, followed by onions, garlic and tomato sauce. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning, add about ½ cup of water if needed.
Then, add ground meat and continue cooking for about 10 or more minutes.
Finally add green pepper and parsley, adjust for seasoning
Remove baked plantains from oven cool for a couple of minutes, make a horizontal slit in the plantains, stuff with equal amounts of meat mixture
Sprinkle with cheese, if desire place in oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm