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Plátanos Maduros Rellenos de Carne (Ripe Plantains Stuffed with Meat)

Erica Dinho
5 from 21 votes


  • 4 ripe plantains
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese optional
  • Fresh cilantro


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  • Peel the plantains, place them on a baking sheet and rub them with butter.
  • Bake the plantains for 20 minutes, then turn them and bake for another 15 minutes or until golden on both sides.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling: In a medium pan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the and cook onion until soft. Add the chopped garlic and cook until almost golden.
  • Add the cumin, salt and pepper. Add the ground beef, beef broth and tomato sauce. Cook for about 20 more minutes.
  • Remove the plantains from the oven, make a horizontal slit on the middle of each plantain, and stuff them with the meat mixture.
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