Spice Up Your Next Homemade Burger With Tostones

Plantains is a favorite side meal option in many Caribbean countries. Plantains add a delicious taste to your meal and have several health benefits as they are rich in vitamins and fiber.

There are several ways to prepare plantains, by boiling, making as a porridge, or fried, whether ripe or green. Fried green plantains are known as just that to many, but to Latin American nationals, there are known as tostones. This recipe originated from the Dominican Republic. The name Tostones comes from the word Tostón, which was the name of the Spanish currency used during the colonial period. The plantain takes a circular shape similar to a toston coin.

If you are looking for a way to spice up your next homemade burger, think about doing it with tostones, not sure how? Here is a simple recipe obtained from Tastemade.

AuthorsherikaeDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins

 1 green plantains
 vegetable oil
 4 oz ground beef
 ½ tsp cumin
 ¾ tsp ground coriander
 1 garlic clove, chopped
 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
 1 egg, beaten
Burger Toppings
 12 provolone cheese
 1 tomato
  onion, sliced and caramelized
 ¾ cup guacamole
 romaine lettuce

1

Start by peeling the plantains. (cutting the ends off the plantain, then cutting open its skin lengthwise about 3 times and lifting the skin up).

2

Chop the plantain into small thirds and fry for about 6 minutes, turning constantly to make sure they fry all over.

3

Take the plantain pieces out of the pan, dab off excess oil with paper towels, and smash them one by one with a flat surface (like the back of a plate) covered in parchment paper, until they're less than half their width.

4

Transfer plantains back to the frying pan. Refry for a couple of minutes until they look crispy and golden brown.

5

Make chipotle meat patties: mix in cumin, ground coriander, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and 1 beaten egg with the ground beef. Create small beef patties about the same size as the fried plantains and cook them in a pan with olive oil.

6

Assemble your burgers! Add 1 tostón as the bottom bun, then guacamole, 1 small beef patty, cheese, tomato slices, caramelized onions and lettuce. Top it off with a final tostón!

Ingredients

 1 green plantains
 vegetable oil
 4 oz ground beef
 ½ tsp cumin
 ¾ tsp ground coriander
 1 garlic clove, chopped
 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
 1 egg, beaten
Burger Toppings
 12 provolone cheese
 1 tomato
  onion, sliced and caramelized
 ¾ cup guacamole
 romaine lettuce

Directions

1

Start by peeling the plantains. (cutting the ends off the plantain, then cutting open its skin lengthwise about 3 times and lifting the skin up).

2

Chop the plantain into small thirds and fry for about 6 minutes, turning constantly to make sure they fry all over.

3

Take the plantain pieces out of the pan, dab off excess oil with paper towels, and smash them one by one with a flat surface (like the back of a plate) covered in parchment paper, until they're less than half their width.

4

Transfer plantains back to the frying pan. Refry for a couple of minutes until they look crispy and golden brown.

5

Make chipotle meat patties: mix in cumin, ground coriander, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and 1 beaten egg with the ground beef. Create small beef patties about the same size as the fried plantains and cook them in a pan with olive oil.

6

Assemble your burgers! Add 1 tostón as the bottom bun, then guacamole, 1 small beef patty, cheese, tomato slices, caramelized onions and lettuce. Top it off with a final tostón!

Tostone Burger