Plantain Casserole Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This Paleo and Whole30 Plantain Casserole will make a large amount of food and will definitely be the leftovers you look forward to! It's got a savory combo of plantains, pork, beef and kale with some spices.
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Ingredients

  • 4 yellow plantains
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 can olives, sliced (14.5oz) save the juice for the sauce
  • 5 cups kale, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee

For the sauce:

Instructions

  • Trim ends off the plantains and place them in a large pot filled with salted boiling water. Cover and boil for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, carefully remove the plantains using tongs and place them on a plate to cool.
  • While the plantains are cooking, chop shallot and garlic as noted.
  • To make the sauce, whisk coconut aminos, olive juice, vinegar and fish sauce together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add in avocado oil. Once hot, add in shallot and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Next, add in beef and pork. Break the meat into small bits and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned and developing some crispy bits on the edges, about 10-12 minutes.
  • When the meat is cooking, chop kale as noted.
  • When the meat is finished, stir in the sauce, olives and kale. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until kale wilts slightly, then remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter or ghee.
  • When the plantains have cooled so that they can safely be handled with bare hands, remove the peels and discard.
  • Place plantains in a bowl. Mash plantains with a potato masher, until they crumble into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper (about 1 tsp each).
  • Now, assemble the casserole. Place a layer of plantains at the bottom of the baking dish, using about 2/3 of the plantains and smoothing them out with a spoon. Then, top with the meat mixture. Top with remaining 1/3 of the plantains.
  • Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving.