Envuelto de Plátano Maduro is a delicious Colombian side dish with a combination of sweet and savory flavors.
What are Envueltos de Plátano Maduro?
They 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.
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.
Envueltos de Plátano Maduro Recipe (Ripe Plantain Wraps)
- 4 very ripe plantains peeled
- ½ cup masarepa
- 6 tablespoons warm water
- ⅓ cup of grated panela or brown sugar
- ½ cup melted butter
- ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese optional
- Banana leaves cut into pieces about 12 inches long or aluminum foil
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Wash the leaves well with hot water and set aside.
- 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.
- To assemble: place 1 piece of the leaf on a work surface and spread about ¼ cup of plantain mixture in the center of the banana leave.
- Fold the banana leave enclosing all of the filling, like you are making a package. Continue the process until all the envueltos are wrapped.
- Place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Serve them warm.
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.
You can serve this recipe as a side dish for grilled meats, as an appetizer, snack or even as a main dish with a light salad.
Where Can I Find Banana Leaves?
Now days you can find them online on Amazon or at Latin and Asian markets in the United States.
Be sure to clean the banana leaves with warm water and dry them with a clean cloth before making this dish.
Ripe Plantain Recipes you May Like
Aborrajados de Plátano (Ripe Plantain and Cheese Fritters)
Plátanos Calados (Ripe Plantains in Syrup)
Torta de Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Cake)
Arroz de Pajarito (Ripe Plantain Rice)
Oh mine...never have tried them. But BUT, I'm 100% positive I would love them! Thanks for a beautiful presentation 🙂 ela
Mmm....looks so comforting!!
These wraps are exotic and delicious!
I am always learning with you Erica...plantain and mozzarella? Delicious combination.
Have a great week 😀
I need to incorporate these into our menus more this year.
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
These look incredible! Sure wish I had them for dinner.
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!
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!
MARIA OLID GARCIA
muchas gracias ....mejor dicho miles de gracias.
Tienes recetas deliciosas.
What is masarepa?
Pre-cooked corn flour for arepas.