Plantains, the less sweet cousin of the banana, have mild squash-like flavor. In this easy main dish recipe, the fruit is skewered with seasoned chunks of beef and grilled to perfection. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Trim fat from meat. Cut into 1-inch pieces. In a small bowl, stir together red wine vinegar, oil, and jerk seasoning. Toss meat cubes with half of the vinegar mixture. On long skewers (see Tip), alternately thread meat, plantain chunks, and onion wedges, leaving a 1/4-inch space between pieces. Brush plantains and onion wedges with remaining vinegar mixture.

  • Place skewers on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until meat is desired doneness, turning occasionally. If desired, serve with salad greens and lime wedges.


Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak in enough water to cover for 30 minutes; drain before using.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; 7 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 271 mg sodium. 31 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 20 g protein;