Beef Plantain Canoes
(canoas de Platanos)

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Tools Needed: Deep Fryer

4 ripen plantains (soft to the touch, yellow)
1 lb of ground beef
Salt & pepper to taste
½ teaspoon of ginger
1 Maggi chicken bouillon
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
¼ bar of butter
4 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon of oil


In large skillet, heat oil and sauté onions, green pepper and garlic

Add the ground meat and sauté. Add the water and chicken bullion, salt & pepper and stir

Once meat is cooked and simmered (20 minutes), set aside

Cut both ends of the plantains. Make a shallow slit along the length of the plantain.

Remove peel using your thumb to pull away the peel without reaping. Be careful not to break them. DO NOT DISCARD THE PEEL

Deep fry at medium heat until golden brown

Make a pocket at the curve of the plantains and place them inside the peel. Then, stuff them with the ground meat

Place in a baking dish sprinkle pieces of butter and cheese.

Bake @ 325 degrees for 20 minutes

Serve hot