Picadillo de Platano Verde con Carne - Ground Beef with Minced Green Plantain
Cooking Time: 30 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy
2 large green plantains, peeled, cut into three pieces
1/2 lbs of lean ground beef
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup of tomatoes, diced
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add green plantain. Boil until plantains are soft. Reserve liquid and transfer plantains to dish.
- Heat oil and butter in a saucepan over high medium. Add cumin, paprika, onions, red peppers, garlic. Fry them for three minutes. Add lean ground beef.
- Add two cups of the liquid obtain boiling the plantains and cover. Cook over low for 10 minutes. Add plantain, butter and salt to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Leave in the saucepan for 20 minutes. Serve with rice.