Stuffed Tostones Fried-Baked Green Plantain Cups with Ground Turkey

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Tostones, Pressed Green Plantains or Fried Green Plantains, whatever you call them, you cannot deny the fact that these crispy treats are delicious.

Tostones are very popular in Latin America and in the Caribbean cuisines. In comparison to bananas, green plantains are very starchy and are most often served as a side dish.

Green plantains are very cheap. In NYC you can easily purchase 4 green plantains for $1.

Because they are so economically versatile, they are able to feed more mouths and create very interesting dishes.

Despite the fact that they are very starchy, they contain a number of vitamins and minerals.

 

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Nutrition Content of Fried Green Plantains

100 g or 4 oz Tostones or fried green plantains provide you with approximately:

504 calories                    4 g Protein

67 g  Carbohydrate     11 g Fiber

575 mg Potassium      25 mg Calcium

25 g Fat                Source: USDA

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Stuffed Plantains with Ground Turkey In Tomato Sauce

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Stuffed Tostones Fried-Baked Green Plantain Cups with Ground Turkey In Tomato Sauce.

Kevin Foodie
Grounded meats are one of the quickest ways to prepare flavor-packed meals. Stuffing ground turkey into tostones cups makes them ideal as an appetizer or a party idea.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean, Mexican, Spanish
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Frying Pan
  • Metal Spoon
  • Muffin Tin
  • Tostonera Plantain Press
  • Oven
  • Mini Muffin Pan
  • Tong

Ingredients
  

Turkey InTomato Sauce

  • 1 lb Gound Turkey 93% lean
  • 2 cups Celery, finely chopped
  • cup Canola Olive Oil Blend
  • cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 8 oz. Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup Onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Chopped Habanero
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. Complete Seasoning
  • 2 tsp. Dried Rosemary
  • 2 tsp. Salt

Tostones Cups

  • 3 Green Plantains
  • 2 tsp Salt optional
  • 1 cup Canola Olive Oil blend for frying

Instructions
 

Ground Turkey In Tomato Sauce

  • Season the ground turkey with rosemary, salt, pepper, all-purpose seasoning, celery, habanero, and onion. This can be done the day before and store in the refrigerator.
  • Over medium flame, heat the cooking oil In the cast-iron skillet for 1 minute.
  • Carefully add your seasoned turkey mixture to hot oil. Use the edge of the spoon to break apart the ground turkey while stirring occasionally to prevent clumping and burning; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add your tomato sauce and tomato ketchup. mix together until ingredients are evenly distributed. Allow cooking for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off flame and set aside.

Tostones Cups

  • Wash green plantains. Cut off the ends of each plantains and make an insertion along the skin from one end to the other.
    green plantains
  • Remove the skin and cut starchy plantian into 1 inch pieces.
    green plantain pieces
  • Turn on oven to 350 °F.
  • Heat oil in the frying pan for 2-3 minutes. Fry each 1-inch plantain pieces for 2 minutes on each rounded side.
    frying green plantain
  • Use the tong to transfer the partially cooked plantain pieces onto the tostonera plantain press; press to flatten each pieces.
    plantain press
  • Use remaining oil from frying and brush into the cavities of the mini muffin pan. Sprinkle salt onto greased muffin pans. This will form a crispy cup, add flavor, and allow easier removal from pan.
    muffin pan
  • Place the pressed tostones and add to muffin pan cavity to form a cup. The cups does not have to be perfectly formed. The idea is to have a cup-like cavity to house the ground turkey.
    green plantain
  • Fill the baking pan with plantain. Place them in the oven and bake for 8 -10 minutes.
    plantain cups
  • Remove baked tostones cups from oven and filled each cup with the ground turkey in tomato sauce and serve.
    tostones with turkey

Notes

If you do not have a tostonera plantain press, a plate or a thick bottle with a flat base can be used to flatten the fried plantain pieces.
Adding cheese on top and allow to melt through the meat is an option for adding flavor to the dish.
The number of people that can be served is based on the 3 green plantains stuffed with the grounded turkey. Each plantain yields about 6  one-inch pieces. 
Keyword Fried Green Plantain, Ground Turkey, Plantain, Plantain Cups, Tostones

Tostones Cups Stuffed With Turkey

These tostones cups stuffed with the succulent protein-packed grounded turkey are great finger food that can be served as an appetizer and a party idea.

stuffed plantain with turkey
stewed turkey

Ground Turkey In Tomato Sauce

Grounded meats are one of my all-time favorites food for preparing a meal. 

They complement a busy lifestyle because they require very little pre-prep, they cook very fast, and can be served with any starchy side dish. 

I think the longer grounded meats, as well as my most sought after Chicken Lentil Soup, are stored in the refrigerator, the more flavor they develop.

 

Pressed Green Plantains

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