Loved it! The chili turned out awesome! My husband loved it! I used chicken broth instead of water and used some green and orange bell pepper, because it was all I had on hand. Turned out great!! Will definitely make this again.
Nom! I really loved this dish, and I'm adding it to the permanent meal rotation! I did make the following adjustments: I used a crock pot on low for 8 hours to slow-cook the ingredients, adding the beans and chiles for the last 4 hours only. I doubled the black beans and plantain. The plantain were semi-ripe - not green, but not completely black. They held their shape and texture in the slow-cooker, adding a wonderful replacement for potatoes. I used 1 1/12 cups chopped green onions instead of yellow, and I used chicken stock instead of water. Because of the stock, I omitted added salt. This stew is a really nice change of flavor - slightly sweet and with a mild amount of heat. So delicious!
I made this recipe because I love plantains. I eat them every week. This was hearty and filling... perfect for me on a cold Minnesota winter night! The leftovers tasted even better! If I were to make it again, I'd make it with green plantains though. I feel that the ripe plantain loses itself in this dish. A green one is typically what's used in soup-like recipes. Only complaint is that the dish isn't cheap to make. Pork tenderloin is not cheap! Either way, I recommend it. I enjoyed it!, Eden Prairie, MN