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Sweet Plantains Stuffed with Turkey, Corn and Cheese

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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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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.

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

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400° 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!

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    The cooking time will vary based on the ripeness of the plantains.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • 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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