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Jibarito

Jibarito

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:LOSTNBFE29
"Authentic Puerto Rican sandwich that my family can't get enough of. Wonderful because there is NO bread involved!!!"

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 green plantain, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces beef skirt steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 slice processed American cheese, cut in half
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 3 leaves lettuce

Directions

  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!