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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Simmer the plantain pieces in salted water over medium-high heat until tender. Once tender, drain, and allow to cool, then finely chop.

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  • 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

203 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 24.1mg 8% DV; sodium 622.5mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2016
This was alright. The plantains give kind of an overpowering sweet taste....so I would reduce the amount of plantains and add more ground beef. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2007
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2013
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!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2011
We only had 2 plantains and I used 1 lb. of ground beef. It was very tasty. I'd make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2006
This is a great recipe but I add a little cummin oregano and green peppers. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2009
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. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
My family is from Costa Rica and this is great! I just closed my eyes and felt like I was home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
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! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2013
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! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2020
I've been making this recipe for 7 years now and it's a family favorite!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2016
This was alright. The plantains give kind of an overpowering sweet taste....so I would reduce the amount of plantains and add more ground beef. Read More