Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

by Erica Dinho on February 18, 2014

Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

I’m not sure I would consider this Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese a full meal, but at the very least, this is one of my absolute favorite snacks. I’ll eat almost anything made with ripe plantain!

Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

I love the classic and traditional Colombian side of Plantain Stuffed with Cheese, and I am always trying new variations of it by stuffing the plantains with different ingredients. This recipe uses the same base ingredients, plantains and cheese, with the addition of flavorful chorizo, which makes for a really delicious plantain dish!

Add a nice green salad and this meal is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing lunch. I love the slight spiciness the chorizo adds to the ripe plantains, while the warm melted cheese on top brings together amazing textures and fantastic flavors. I served them with a creamy avocado yogurt sauce. Absolutely awesome!

Buen provecho!

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Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 4 whole ripe plantains, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/12 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 fresh Colombian or Mexican chorizos, casings removed, crumbled

Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Chorizo and Cheese

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Made a lengthwise slit in the center of each plantain.
  2. Place them on a baking sheet and rub them with the melted butter.
  3. Bake the plantains for about 40 minutes.
  4. While the plantains are baking, cook the crumbled chorizo in a pan until crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain the grease.
  5. Remove the plantains from the oven and stuff them with chorizo and cheese.
  6. 6, Return stuffed plantains to the oven and bake for about 5 minutes more or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately with your favorite sauce.
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1 Joan Nova February 18, 2014 at 11:04 AM

The best version of baked plantains and cheese I’ve seen!! Why didn’t I think of adding chorizo?? Is that an avocado sauce?

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2 Erica Dinho February 18, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Yes, avocado, cilantro and yogurt sauce.

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3 Velva February 18, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I could definitely make a full meal of this- This is very similar to a common dish eaten Puerto Rico ( the name escapes me) but it is based on stuffed plantains and it was delicious.

Velva

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4 Vonnie February 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Oh man! This looks amazing. Agreed with first poster – Why didn’t I think of chorizo too?! YUM!!

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5 ela@GrayApron February 19, 2014 at 10:33 AM

What an amazing dish! Never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing! :) ela

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6 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 20, 2014 at 4:17 AM

I have never had anything like this. Your baked plantains look amazing!

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7 grace February 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

i’ve never seen a stuffed plantain–what a marvelous idea! executed expertly, i might add. :)

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8 Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) February 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I sure wish I had plantains more readily available to me. This looks delicious. And I just found a Rick Bayless recipe where plantains were used in tacos. I’m all for sweet/salty combos. Thanks for sharing.

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9 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz February 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Wow Erica that looks so good. Just had lunch and I want one now, great idea stuffing the plantain. And that avocado yogurt sauce sounds great.

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10 Juliana February 20, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Erica, what a delicious way to serve plantain…I never had it this way, stuffed…looks great!
Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

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11 Mayito Castillo February 20, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Definitivamente esto es un manjar de dioses, ,me encanta todo lo que sea con platano maduro.

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12 Rochelle Schiffman March 3, 2014 at 1:26 AM

Do you have a recipe for that Avacado sauce? I’m always looking for new Avacado sauces and that one sounds wonderful with this dish.

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13 Jill April 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Erica,

This looks like a wonderful idea and I’m excited to try, however, I am not a fan of chorizo. Is there another filling you have tried that you can reccommend?

Thanks!

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14 Erica Dinho April 14, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Ground beef, Italian sausage, cheese or bacon.

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15 Cheryl Marshall April 16, 2014 at 8:09 AM

I made these this week. Oh my goodness! They are fantastic! Thank you!

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16 Mama Londres June 1, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Oh my goodness we are definitely making this for dinner this week. So glad we have plantain where we live in London…

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17 Jessica July 15, 2014 at 2:08 PM

This is sooo delicious ! It’s like confort food :)
(+) my chorizo filling was also cooked with onions, garlic and paprika.

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