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Jibarito

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars
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"Authentic Puerto Rican sandwich that my family can't get enough of. Wonderful because there is NO bread involved!!!"
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Ingredients

25 m servings 1219
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)

Directions

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  1. Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet or deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Place plantain halves in the oil and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until they float. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  2. Place plantain halves between 2 cutting boards. Press to flatten. Place the flattened plantains back in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, skirt steak, onion, cumin and oregano. Cook, stirring frequently, until steak is cooked through.
  4. To serve, spread mayonnaise on one of the plantain slices. Top with cheese, steak and onion mixture, lettuce, and tomato. Place the other plantain half on top to form a sandwich. Cut in half and serve!

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1219 calories; 100.4 65.4 23.6 68 551 Full nutrition

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Born and raised in Chicago as a Puerto Rican, we enjoy these with thick slices of cooked pork (Jamon) instead of steak. My personal addition is a slice of avacado. This is a very easy and spec...

Most helpful critical review

I don't get it....I did not like this at all. The parts of the dish don't blend well. I also thought the directions were lacking at times.

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Born and raised in Chicago as a Puerto Rican, we enjoy these with thick slices of cooked pork (Jamon) instead of steak. My personal addition is a slice of avacado. This is a very easy and spec...

¡Qué Rico! I LOVE these sandwiches. They make you happy when you make them and eat them...at least they do in our house. I always made mine with chicken, but the skirt steak is excellente!

I don't get it....I did not like this at all. The parts of the dish don't blend well. I also thought the directions were lacking at times.

These are excellent! Doubled the recipe and have done these twice in the past 2 weeks. First as written, the second time as the "Sandwich King" on Food Network does it: with ham, cheese, lettuc...

We couldn't find plantains, so we had to use red-bannanas as a substitute. Structural integrity was lacking (as expected given the choice) but it was surprisingly yummy. The fried bannanas defi...

I made these with seasoned shredded chicken, white american cheese and guacamole. They are wonderful!

Very tasty. We substituted muenster cheese for the American and served them open face. We will definitely make them again.

Sandwich de platano! Delicioso! I like to season the meat with a little bit of salt & pepper or adobo, but if you are watching sodium then it's not necessary, the spices add some good flavor. ...

Ummm, pretty good but didn't love 'em. I skipped the cheese and added avocado. It tasted like it needed a little extra kick, maybe some more salt&garlic? I'll try them again, or maybe just sti...