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Preparation

  1. Fill a large pot with water & bring to a boil. Meanwhile, cut ends off plantains & cut in half. Add plantains & reduce heat to medium. Simmer 10-15 minutes, or until plantains are fork-tender. Drain & let stand 5 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.
  2. Peel plantains & dice. Transfer to a large bowl & mash with a fork, adding hot water a little at a time as needed to get desired consistency. Stir in oil & 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cover & set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add beef, onion & garlic. Cook 7-8 minutes, or until cooked through, crumbling meat throughout.  
  4. Add bell pepper, tomatoes, olives, cumin & remaining pepper. Mix well. Cover & simmer 10-12 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender.
  5. Serve plantains topped with beef mixture.

Tips

You can also try serving over white rice instead of plantain mash!

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per recipe
Serving size (276g)
Amount per serving
Calories
290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
    Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 120mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Total Sugars 15g  
    Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 17g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 848mg 20%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Includes 0g Added Sugars
0%

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