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Recipe: Patacones with Mashed Beans, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

02Mar
Patacones with Mashed Beans, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo (2 servings)

Patacones with Mashed Beans, Guacamole and Pico de Gallo (2 servings)

Patacones

  • 1 green plantain, cut into 4 cm pieces
  • Oil, just enough to cover half of a pot

Mashed beans

  • 1 cup of mashed beans
  • 1 tbs of onion, chopped
  • ¼ tsp of garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp of raw sugar
  • ¼ tsp of oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Guacamole

  • 2 Hass avocados, mashed
  • ¼ cup of red onion, chopped
  • The juice of ½ a lime
  • 2 tbs of cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup of red onion, chopped
  • 1 tbs of cilantro, chopped
  • The juice of ½ a lime
  • A splash of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the guacamole in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, mix all the ingredients of the pico de gallo. Set aside.
  3. For the mashed beans, add a splash of oil to a sauce pan and sauté the onions. Then add the garlic, sugar and oregano. Mix well and add the mashed beans, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a pot, heat the oil to make the patacones. This should not be very hot, so as to not burn the patacones. Add the plantain pieces and let it brown slowly for a few minutes. Remove the patacones and place them on a plate. Then use a glass or dish to press them to obtain a round, flat shape.
  5. Raise the oil temperature until it bubbles, add the flat patacones and cook until golden brown.
  6. Remove from heat and dry with a paper towel to remove the excess fat. Serve with the mashed beans, guacamole and pico de gallo.
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