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Sweet and Savory Ground Beef Plantain Patties

It’s been a minute or 2 months in regular time. I apologize for the absence, summer has been so busy for me working full time and the like.

Well to this recipe. I was having a rough weekend, and what better way to get over it than to get in the kitchen. I went to the Mexican store saw these overripe plantains, and decided they would be good to make Mosa (it is a Nigerian snack made from mashed plantains mixed with flour and fried in ball forms). I picked about six of them and paid $0.50 for them because the store didn’t want such negativity anymore.

When life throws you overripe plantains, buy ground beef and make this recipe.

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So I had this crazy idea, what if your regular burger patty was sweet instead of having to pour a sweet sauce over it? Voila! Idea was brilliant but I had to tweak it. It couldn’t be just plantain and meat, so I decided to add some herbs to the mix to give it a kick and freshness. What other herb could do that other than cilantro?

Insider tip: my friend told me “this is a huge risk you are taking. Usually when a person wants to “try” something new from scratch they do it small”. I told him I was sure what I was doing. Trust me it turned out amazing. You can serve this in tinier servings, as a canape or as an appetizer or even as a main dish, it is quite filing.

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The ingredients I used exactly were:

1 Pound of Ground Beef

3/4 Cups of All Purpose Flour

4 Overripe Plantains

A Handful of fresh Cilantro

2 Tspns Kosher Salt

2 Tspns Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tspn Garlic

2 Eggs

Avocado

Canola Oil For Frying

Some Patience

  1. Mash your Plantains properly and aggressively in a bow,l and pour in your ground beef. Mix together slightly or with leftover aggression.
  2. Grab a handful of Cilantro and chop it very finely like the way they do on Food Channel and add it to the mix. IMG_5649
  3. Throw in your Flour, Salt, Crushed pepper flakes, Garlic and eggs and mix everything till properly incorporated. You don’t want a huge bite to be just meat or worse off, salt. IMG_5651
  4. Drink some water
  5. In a pan add some Oil and put on medium high heat. Scoop some of the mix with a spoon and drop it in the oil. Fry for a minute on one side, flip it, then with a spatula flatten it out in the oil so it looks like a patty. IMG_5652
  6. After about 4 minutes or when it is golden brown around. It is done. Easy right!IMG_5679

I tried the first one out and it was so good I did a victory lap around my kitchen. I was so proud of myself I went a little extra on the plating. (I broke my diet rule and finished that plate at 10PM).

 

 

 

About Tobi

I have spent a huge part of my life in kitchens and behind plates doing both duties eating and cooking. When I am not doing any of these I am behind a computer doing research and in school getting a Ph.D

12 thoughts on “Sweet and Savory Ground Beef Plantain Patties

  1. Queen says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Is that stew you are using to dip them in??

    1. Tobi says:

      Can€t wait either! Yes ma€am!

  2. Anne says:

    What’s the substitute for fresh cilantro? I’m not sure if I can easily see that here in Nigeria

  3. Ife says:

    this is quite genius you know. Looks tasty too!

  4. Unekwu says:

    I’m definitely going to try this out. The only problem is I always eat my plantains before they ripen. I’ll need some discipline to let that happen. LOL

  5. Hakeem says:

    Mosa re-packaged…welcome to Yankee…!

    1. Tobi says:

      Thank you Dad! That was the idea but something more healthy.

  6. 'Denike says:

    50 cents for 6 fingers of plantains?? You lucky duck. One of these days I’ll try this. Well done Kolaps.

    1. Tobi says:

      Like they just didn’t want to throw them away. So practically gave them for free

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