Rellenitos de Platano


This rellenos de plátano recipe is from Guatemala, and it can be used as a dessert, an appetizer, or a just-because recipe. My grandmother taught me how to make this. If you are looking for something different, you just found what you are looking for! Make as much as you want. Eat them plain, topped with a bit of sugar, or with sour cream like we do in Guatemala!

close up view of Rellenitos de Platano garnished with powdered sugar
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 6 plantains, peeled and broken into chunks

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried black beans

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 quart oil for frying


  1. Place plantains in a large pot; cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash.

  2. Heat refried beans in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugar and salt. Remove from heat.

  3. Form a palm-sized amount of mashed plantains into a ball; flatten and place about a teaspoon of bean mixture in the middle; then mold the sides of plantain around beans, making an egg-shaped ball.

  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), or until a small amount of batter sizzles and browns in oil.

  5. Fry rellenitos in hot oil until browned. Drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
8g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 304mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 416mg 9%

* 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.

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