Gluten Free Jibarito Sandwich - Celiac Disease
Dec 28 2008

Gluten Free Jibarito Sandwich

Here is an interesting gluten free version of a recipe for a Jibarito. A Jibarito is a popular sandwich in Puerto Rico. It’s easy to make and if you aren’t a beef fan, you can even substitute chicken! Probably the best part about this sandwich recipe is that there is no bread involved.  Tasty plantains take the place of a traditional bun.

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Gluten Free Jibarito Recipe

Jibarito Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 green plantain, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces beef skirt steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 slice processed American cheese, cut in half
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 3 leaves lettuce

Jibarito Directions:

  1. Heat 2 cups vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet or deep fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place plantain halves in the oil and cook 1 to 2 minutes, until they float.
  3. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  4. Place plantain halves between 2 cutting boards and press to flatten.
  5. Place the flattened plantains back in the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet.
  8. Add the garlic, skirt steak, onion, cumin and oregano.
  9. Cook, stirring frequently, until steak is cooked through.
  10. To serve, spread mayonnaise on one of the plantain slices.
  11. Top with cheese, steak and onion mixture, lettuce, and tomato.
  12. Place the other plantain half on top to form a sandwich.
  13. Cut in half and serve!

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  1. Phillip Mullis says:

    LOLOL Nice Jibarito recipe!

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