Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

by Erica Dinho on March 10, 2014

Envueltos de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Wraps)

If you’re a fan of ripe plantains, then these Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are for you. And if you’re not yet a fan, I’d bet you will be soon! I love plantains, baked plantains, fried plantains, plantain soup or mashed plantains, it doesn’t matter how they’re served, I could eat plantains every day and be happy. Like most Colombians, they’ve always been a staple in my family’s kitchen and I make a dish using green or ripe plantains at least twice per week.


These Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are a traditional dish from El Tolima department of Colombia and they are typically eaten as a side dish with the popular Lechona Tolimense, a delicious rice and pork dish.

Receta de Envueltos de platano

Envueltos de Plátano Maduro are savory plantain wraps made from a mixture of mashed ripe plantains, panela and butter, while some people also add diced pork belly (chicharrón) or grated cheese to their envueltos. The ingredients are wrapped with plantain leaves and baked in the oven. These ripe plantains wraps are sweet, delicious and they go perfect with grilled meats, especially pork.

Buen provecho!

envueltos de maduro



(12 envueltos)

  • 4 very ripe plantains, peeled
  • 1/2 cup masarepa
  • 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/3 cup of grated panela or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese(optional)
  • Banana leaves, cut into pieces about 12 inches long or aluminum foil

Envueltos de platano
Envueltos de platano
Envueltos de platano


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Wash the leaves well with hot water and set aside.
  2. Place all the ingredients, except the banana leaves in the food processor and process until the plantains are pureed. Place in a bowl, cover and set aside for about 40 minutes.
  3. To assemble: place 1 piece of the leaf on a work surface and spread about 1/4 cup of plantain mixture in the center of the banana leave.
  4. Fold the banana leave enclosing all of the filling, like you’re making a package. Continue the process until all the envueltos are wrapped.
  5. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Serve them warm.
  6. Envueltos de platano

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ela@GrayApron March 11, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Oh mine…never have tried them. But BUT, I’m 100% positive I would love them! Thanks for a beautiful presentation :) ela


2 Belinda @zomppa March 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Mmm….looks so comforting!!


3 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM

These wraps are exotic and delicious!


4 Juliana March 11, 2014 at 7:32 PM

I am always learning with you Erica…plantain and mozzarella? Delicious combination.
Have a great week :D


5 Chris March 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I need to incorporate these into our menus more this year.


6 Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) March 15, 2014 at 6:01 PM

These look incredible! Sure wish I had them for dinner.


7 Judy March 21, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Thank you so much for this and the other Colombian recipes. They’re cooking now (tinfoil – alas, no banana leaves) and look great. We have 3 young people from Bogota staying with us and your recipes have been a godsend!


8 Tricia March 23, 2014 at 1:20 AM

Love this post! Looks so so so yummy. We love plantains took, usually just fried slices served with black beans but im trying this recipe soon!


9 MARIA OLID GARCIA April 1, 2014 at 5:33 PM

muchas gracias ….mejor dicho miles de gracias.


10 Olga Riofrio September 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Tienes recetas deliciosas.


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