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Sweet Plantains Stuffed with Turkey, Corn and Cheese

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter, melted plus more for greasing
6
ripe yellow plantains, peeled
2
tablespoons canola oil
1
medium onion, diced
2
large garlic cloves, crushed
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon oregano
1/2
teaspoon ground pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1
lb ground turkey
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1
cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1
cup mozzarella or Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
514.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19.7g
30%
Saturated Fat
7.1g
36%
Cholesterol
77.1mg
26%
Sodium
637.2mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
68.6g
23%
Dietary Fiber
6.5g
26%
Sugars
30.5g
Protein
23.1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
72.50%
72%
Calcium
15.10%
15%
Iron
14.80%
15%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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The cooking time will vary based on the ripeness of the plantains.

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400º F. Lightly brush a baking pan with butter.
  • 2 Make a deep, lengthwise cut in each plantain. Brush well with melted butter and place in the baking pan. Roast until cooked through and browned, between 35-40 minutes.
  • 3 In the meantime, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, salt, oregano, pepper and cumin, and sauté until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey, breaking it up so there are no lumps, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and corn, and bring to a simmer. Cook covered until most of the liquid has evaporated and the turkey is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • 4 Stuff each of the baked plantains with a heaping spoonful of the turkey mixture. Cover with cheese and return to the oven. Continue to bake until the cheese is melted, about 10 additional minutes.
  • 5 Serve and enjoy!

It is hard to go wrong with plantains–from the green ones perfect for tostones to the blackest, over-ripe plantains that make candy-like maduros. For these stuffed plantains recipe, look for plantains that are yellow with a few black spots. They should be firm enough to hold their shape but sweet enough to complement a savory, spice-filled picadillo made with ground turkey.

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Ana Peláez Ana Peláez
September 20, 2016

It is hard to go wrong with plantains–from the green ones perfect for tostones to the blackest, over-ripe plantains that make candy-like maduros. For these stuffed plantains recipe, look for plantains that are yellow with a few black spots. They should be firm enough to hold their shape but sweet enough to complement a savory, spice-filled picadillo made with ground turkey.