Gallo Pinto con Platanos Fritos

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Gallo Pinto con Platanos Fritos
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Description

Gallo pinto translates as “speckled hen,” and this colorful dish from Costa Rica is indeed a feast for the eyes with chorizo, red pepper, beans, rice, and cilantro. Accompanied with fried ripe plantains and corn tortillas, this is a complete meal. Top each portion with a fried egg, if desired, and garnish with a shower of grated Cotija cheese and chopped cilantro.

Ingredients

3/4 pound chorizo sausage
1/2 cup onions (finely chopped)
1/2 cup red bell pepper (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
1 jalapeno chilies (seeded and minced)
1 cup cilantro (chopped)
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
15 ounces black beans (rinsed and drained)
2 cups cooked white rice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 plantains (ripe, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch rounds)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
soft corn tortillas (warmed)

Directions

1In a skillet cook the chorizo over medium-high heat, stirring and breaking up, until fat is rendered and sausage is no longer pink; add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeno; cook over low heat, stirring, until vegetables are soft. Stir in cilantro, Worcestershire, beans, rice. Cook to heat mixture through, stirring gently, taste and adjust salt if necessary. Transfer to serving platter. Surround with fried plantains and serve with tortillas.
2In skillet over medium-high heat, fry the plantains for 3-4 minutes on each side, until they are golden; drain on paper towels. In small saucepan boil brown sugar and water until sugar is dissolved and mixture is syrupy. Pour off oil from skillet, return plantains to skillet and add syrup; cook the plantain mixture over medium heat, stirring, for 1-2 minutes, until plantains are coated well. Cover and set aside, keep warm or rewarm gently.
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NutritionView more

840Calories
Sodium63%DV1510mg
Fat71%DV46g
Protein57%DV29g
Carbs26%DV79g
Fiber44%DV11g

PER SERVING *

Calories840Calories from Fat410
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat46g71%
Saturated Fat13g65%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol75mg25%
Sodium1510mg63%
Potassium1490mg43%
Protein29g57%
Calories from Fat410
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate79g26%
Dietary Fiber11g44%
Sugars34g68%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.