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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 20g 40% DV; carbohydrates 31g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 52mg 17% DV; sodium 271mg 11% DV.