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Jibarito plantain sandwich


This jibarito planatain sandwich is the perfect lunch or dinner. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and some mayoketchup to make the ultimate churrasco skirt steak sandwich.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 215kcal



  • First, start by adding enough oil in a pot to submerge the slices of plantains. Heat the oil over medium high heat. The oil should reach a minimum temperature of 350 degrees F. Use a kitchen thermometer like this one to measure the temperature for the most accurate results.
  • Slice the toppings you will be using for the sandwich, lettuce, onions and tomatoes.
  • Slice the skirt steak lengthwise into thinner slices of steak.
  • Tenderize the meat by placing it on a cutting board and covering it with plastic wrap. Gently pound it with a meat mallet.
  • Pat dry the steak and season both sides with olive oil, adobo and Sazon.
  • Peel the plantains, then cut each one in half. Cut each plantain half down the middle lengthwise.
  • Gently place the plantains in the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes on each side until golden. Work in small batches so the oil temperature doesn’t drop.
  • Transfer the fried plantains to a paper towel lined plate to soak the excess oil
  • Place the plantains in between 2 pieces of parchment paper and smash them with a cutting board or the flat bottom of a plate.
  • Fry the smashed plantains in the hot oil again until crispy. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate so the excess oil is soaked up.
  • Heat about 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet and cook the steak for about 5-7 minutes or until your desired doneness. Flip halfway through the cooking process.
  • Build your jibarito sandwich. Place the skirt steak, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayoketchup in between 2 fried plantains. Serve and enjoy!


  • The measurements for the seasonings used in this recipe are a general guide. Change quantities according to taste.
  • Some people like adding cheese to their jibarito sandwich. Add additional toppings according to your preference.
  • If you’re new to deep frying, I recommend using a kitchen thermometerlike this one to measure the temperature of the oil.
  • Use green plantains for this recipe.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg