Picadillo de Platano

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"This is a delicious green plantain hash recipe my sister brought back from Costa Rica. It's best served as a vegetable or on a hot tortilla as a boca."
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1 h 10 m servings 203 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 623 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Simmer the plantain pieces in salted water over medium-high heat until tender. Once tender, drain, and allow to cool, then finely chop.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the beef, garlic, and onion, season with salt and pepper. Cook until the beef is crumbly and the onion is soft. Stir in the chopped plantain, cilantro, and tomato. Season with Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce; cook for about 10 minutes until everything is hot.


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This hit the spot!! I decided to double the recipe (all expcept the plantains) so I can use all the ground beef. It didn't seem like it was enough beef but then the title did say "Platano". Next...

Delicious!! I was so happy to see this here! I grew up with this dish but never learned how to make it. I followed it to the tee, just replaced worshtire sauce with SALSA LIZANO from Costa Rica....

We only had 2 plantains, and I used 1 lb. of ground beef. It was very tasty. I'd make it again.

This is a great recipe, but I add a little cummin, oregano and green peppers.

My family is from Costa Rica and this is great! I just closed my eyes and felt like I was home.

The first plantain recipe I've found that my wife will eat. I didn't have any cilantro on hand sadly, but I added some cumin and ginger to make up for it.

This was great! I used yellow with a lot of black on them plantains and fried them in a cast iron skillet with some oil instead of cooking them in water. I did everything else as is. Yum!

I brought my Tex-Mex flair in to brighten this dish up a bit. Sub jalapeƱos for hot sauce, put in extra veggies and herbs, and only used a quarter of the indicated amount of plantain. I used s...

Very good combination of meat fruit and vegetables. This is a recipe that I will 'tweak' in the future possibly using garlic on the meat in place of the sauces previously mentioned. The plantain...

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