Baked Stuffed Plantains


Baked Stuffed Plantains
So I had some leftover plantain and mince from my Plantain Lasagna and decided to make some Baked Stuffed Plantains. 
I decided to make both a vegetarian and a meat based version, just to show you how versatile you can be with this recipe. 
To make this amazing dish you will need: 
Vegetarian Ingredients 
-1 Ripe Plantain 
-½ Small Onion Chopped
-1 Green Pepper 
-1 Yellow Pepper
-1 Red Pepper 
-½ tea spoon of mixed herbs
-1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil 
-Salt and pepper as needed

-Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. 
-Line oven tray with foil and coat with coconut oil.
-Slit a shallow line down the long seam of the plantain and remove plantain peel by pulling off the
-Place the plantain on the tray and bake for about 15 minutes each side or until the plantain is golden brown. 
-While the plantain is baking, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to a saucepan, followed by the onions and peppers. 
-Let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes, add your  mixed herbs and season to taste.
-Remove the plantain from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. 
-Make a horizontal slit in the plantain and then stuff with the pepper mixture.
Mince Version
-1 ripe plantains
-2 tablespoon coconut oil
-½ pound lean mince
-½ medium onion chopped
-1 teaspoon minced garlic
-1 tin of chopped tomatoes
-Season to taste 
-Use the same instructions as above in relation to baking the plantain.
-While the plantain is baking, add 2 tablespoon of oil to a sauce pan, followed by onions, garlic and your chopped tomato. 
-Let it simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently and add about ½ cup of water if needed.
-Add the lean mince to the sauce, seasoning to your taste and continue cooking for about 15 minutes.
-Remove the plantain from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes.
-Make a horizontal slit in the plantain and stuff it with the mince mixture. 
And there you have it, Stuffed Baked Plantain.

Happy Eating