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
- 4 whole ripe plantains, peeled
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 ½ cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 3 fresh Colombian or Mexican chorizos, casings removed, crumbled
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 F. Made a lengthwise slit in the center of each plantain.
- Place them on a baking sheet and rub them with the melted butter.
- Bake the plantains for about 40 minutes.
- 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.
- Remove the plantains from the oven and stuff them 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!
The best version of baked plantains and cheese I've seen!! Why didn't I think of adding chorizo?? Is that an avocado sauce?
Yes, avocado, cilantro and yogurt sauce.
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.
Oh man! This looks amazing. Agreed with first poster - Why didn't I think of chorizo too?! YUM!!
What an amazing dish! Never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 ela
I have never had anything like this. Your baked plantains look amazing!
i've never seen a stuffed plantain--what a marvelous idea! executed expertly, i might add. 🙂
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
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.
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.
Erica, what a delicious way to serve plantain...I never had it this way, stuffed...looks great!
Hope you are having a wonderful week 😀
Definitivamente esto es un manjar de dioses, ,me encanta todo lo que sea con platano maduro.
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.
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?
Ground beef, Italian sausage, cheese or bacon.
I made these this week. Oh my goodness! They are fantastic! Thank you!
Oh my goodness we are definitely making this for dinner this week. So glad we have plantain where we live in London...
This is sooo delicious ! It's like confort food 🙂
(+) my chorizo filling was also cooked with onions, garlic and paprika.
I had two ripe plantains and no clue what to do with them. This recipe was my answer! It was so good! I changed the cheese to queso fresco cause that is what I had on hand, and loved how it all turned out.
Can't wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks!
Made this tonight.....I made it with a combination of beef and sausage meat, seasoned with cumin, Tabasco, garlic, cilantro and pepper. I topped it with mozzarella and pesto sauce. It was amazing! I will make this again and again.
Love love love this recipe! I make it vegan with no evil soyrizo and vegan cheddar shreds. Totally yummy!