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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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  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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Nov 25, 2007

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 time, I use more plantains. I can see why the previous poster added bell peppers and cumin. I think I will try that next time. Don't skimp on the cilantro, in fact, add a little more. Cilantro really brings out the flavors in this dish. I will certainly try this again, maybe serve it with white rice.

Feb 04, 2013

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. Nothing but raves when I make this!!! Thank you!!

Aug 24, 2011

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

Dec 09, 2006

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

Dec 21, 2009

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

Dec 08, 2009

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.

Oct 04, 2013

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!

Mar 28, 2011

I brought my Tex-Mex flair in to brighten this dish up a bit. Sub jalapeños for hot sauce, put in extra veggies and herbs, and only used a quarter of the indicated amount of plantain. I used slightly more beef, and added fresh cilantro to sit on top after cooking. This will be perfect for soft tacos!


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  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 623 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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