puerto rican beef & plantains - beef mofongo
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
- 6 cloves garlic, divided
- 1 teaspoon coriander and annatto seasoning mix
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire roasted tomatoes, undrained
- 1/2 cup sliced green olives with pimentos
- 4 unripe plantains, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup canned French Fried onions
- lime wedges, chopped cilantro and additional French Fried onions
1. Combine onion, pepper, 2 garlic cloves and cilantro in food processor container. Cover; process until finely chopped.
2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and vegetable mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Stir in black beans, tomatoes, olives and seasoning mix; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Meanwhile, place plantains, remaining 4 cloves garlic and salt in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until plantains are very tender. Remove from heat; drain, reserving cooking liquid. Mash plantains and garlic, adding cooking liquid as needed to create a soft, chunky texture. Just before serving, stir in French fried onions, if desired.
4. Divide plantain mixture evenly onto four plates; top evenly with beef mixture. Garnish with Toppings, if desired.
Test Kitchen Tips:Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Four cups hot, cooked mashed Yukon gold potatoes may be substituted for plantains.
Nutrition information per serving, using 93% Lean Ground Beef: 492 calories; 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 1323 mg sodium; 76 g carbohydrate; 9.2 g fiber; 31 g protein; 8.0 mg niacin; 1.0 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 5.6 mg iron; 21.4 mcg selenium; 6.3 mg zinc; 106.0 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
Nutrition information per serving, using 80% Lean Ground Beef: 545 calories; 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 1327 mg sodium; 76 g carbohydrate; 9.2 g fiber; 30 g protein; 8.7 mg niacin; 1.0 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 5.3 mg iron; 22.0 mcg selenium; 5.8 mg zinc; 101.3 mg choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.