Rellenitos de Platano

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Sweetened, refried, black beans are surrounded in a blanket of mashed plantain and fried in these Guatemalan snacks.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Place the plantains in water to cover in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, 15 minutes. Drain and mash.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the refried beans. Stir in the sugar and salt. Remove from heat.
  • To make the rellenitos, form a palm-sized amount of mashed plantains into a ball; flatten and place about a teaspoon of the bean mixture in the middle; then mold the sides of the plantain around the beans, making an egg-shaped ball.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), or until a small amount of batter sizzles and browns in the oil. Fry rellenitos in oil until browned. Drain on paper towels.

  • Editor's Note:

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.