Picadillo de Platano


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
8 servings


  • 4 plantains, peeled and cut into 3 pieces

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • ½ cup tomato, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
8g Fat
30g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 623mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 561mg 12%

* 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.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.