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Jerk Pepper Steak Sweet Plantain Empanadas Recipe

Updated: Jan 10

When I’m craving a sweet, spice and savory treat, I always run to my kitchen to make Jerk pepper steak sweet Plantain Empanadas. Instead of the traditional crispy, flaky crust, these empanadas are made with ripe sweet plantains. Yes – the dough is made with sweet plantains. Seasoned with DivineKuizine jerk rub thinly sliced steak , peppers , and cheese and encased in sweet plantain dough, creates an out of this world hand held treat. This fast and simple jerk pepper steak empanadas is a great way to use up sweet plantains. If you love empanadas, you’re going to want to make this recipe; your heart and tastebuds are going to be very happy!


Cheesey Pepper Steak Empanadas
Jerk Steak Plantain Empanadas

Cheesy Pepper Steak Empanada
Jerk Pepper Steak Empandas

Serves 4

Cook Time 10 minutes

Prep Time 15 minutes

Pepper Steak Ingredients:

1 Pound of Sirloin Steak - Sliced

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon complete seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon seasoned pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon sazon goya

2 teaspoon green seasoning

olive oil

1/3 cup green peppers

1/3 cup red peppers

1/3 cup orange peppers

1/3 cup white or yellow onion

1-2 thyme sprigs

1 tablespoon butter

water to cover.


  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium high heat in a large pan.

  • Season steak with above seasonings and teaspoon of olive e oil.

  • Add the steak, peppers and thyme to heated pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until steak is brown.

  • Add butter and cover with water.

  • Bring jerk pepper steak mixture to a simmer. Cook for 5-6minutes or nice and tender steak in fully cooked to your liking.

Sweet Plantain Empanada Dough

2 sweet Plantains (make sure they are ripe) or you use frozen plantains.

Note if using fresh plantain follow this step.

1.      Peel and cut your plantain into big pieces.

        Add peeled plantain to a pot, cover with water and boil for 10 minutes until soft.

  •     Drain the water.

  •   1-2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 3 teaspoon flour

Mash plantains with a fork. Add the cornstarch and flour and mix well. Let it rest for 20 min at room temperature.

Form 4 balls with the plantain dough. Transfer a ball to cling film, cover it and press down each ball with a dish to make a disc. Add some jerk pepper steak mixture and mozzarella cheese in the middle, fold it in half and press to seal with a fork, so the cheese is sealed and does not melt out.

Heat olive oil in a frying pan and fry your empanadas until golden on both sides.

Enjoy your cheesey , spicy and sweet plantain emapanadas!




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