Picadillo with Smashed Caramelized Plantains Recipe

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Submitted by jbruno1

Makes 4 servings



dinner/3 guys from Miami and Tyler Florence

Recipe Ingredients for Picadillo with Smashed Caramelized Plantains

1 cups diced onion
1 cups green bell pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground beef
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 oz chopped green olives
1/4 cup raisins
1 1/2 cup quinoa

Recipe Directions for Picadillo with Smashed Caramelized Plantains

  1. Sauté onion and green pepper in olive oil in a large frying pan. Sauté about 5 minutes, until the onion is softened, then add the garlic and ground beef.

  2. Mash the onion and green pepper into the sautéing meat and cook until the meat is browned, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the tomatoes, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, and oregano. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

  4. Add olives and raisins and simmer 5 minutes longer. Salt and pepper to taste.

  5. For the plantains: Cut ends off plantains, peel and slice in half lengthwise. Set 2 large non stick saute pans over medium-high heat and add oil and 2 tablespoons butter into each pan. Add plantains and cook for 10 minutes - you don't want to move it too frequently otherwise it won't caramelize as well, flipping halfway. Once you flip the plantains, sprinkle with light brown sugar (depending on the ripeness/sweetness of the plantains, adjust the sugar amount) and salt. The plantains should be nice and golden. Squeeze with fresh lime juice just before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 316.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
474
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
475mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
63.9g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
9.2g
Protein
27.4g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 3% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
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