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4.43 from 7 votes

Stuffed Plantain Cups (Tostones Rellenos)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vanessa


  • 3 cups canola oil for frying
  • 1 green plantain
  • 1/2 pound cooked shredded beef or any cooked meat for filling
  • 1 tablespoon mayo , optional
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup , optional


  • Heat canola oil in a large pan.
  • Peel plantains and slice crosswise into fourths.
  • Fry plantains in the heated oil until slightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  • With the bottom of a bottle, small pan or tostonera if you have one, press on the plantains to flatten them to about half their original size into a disk, then shape the disk into a small cup.
  • Return the plantain cups to the hot oil, and fry until golden and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes more. Remove from the oil, place on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt. Set aside.
  • Fill the plantain cups with the shredded beef and top with mayo and ketchup, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.