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Sweet And Savory Ground Beef Plantain Patties - Adun

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.


  • 1 lb of Ground Beef
  • 3/4 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 4 Overripe Plantains
  • A Handful of fresh Cilantro
  • 2 tsps Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsps Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 2 Eggs
  • Avocado
  • Canola Oil

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?

Ground Beef and Plantain Patties

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 canapé or as an appetizer or even as a main dish, it is quite filing.


  1. Mash your Plantains properly and aggressively in a bowl 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. Ground Beef and Herb Mixture - Adun
  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. Wet Ingredients Plantain Patties - Adun
  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. Frying Patties - Adun

After about 4 minutes or when it is golden brown around. It is done. Easy right! Plantain and Ground Beef Patties - Adun

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).