Jibarito Recipe

Jibarito Recipe

How To Make Jibarito

Have this amazing Puerto Rican sandwich for lunch. This jibarito sandwich is made with bananas instead of bread. It’s slightly sweet and tender.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2cupsvegetable oil,for frying
  • 1green plantain,peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 2tbspvegetable oil,for saute
  • 1clove garlic,minced
  • 4ozbeef skirt steak,cut into thin strips
  • ¼medium yellow onion,thinly sliced
  • 1pinchcumin
  • 1pinchoregano,dried
  • 1tbspmayonnaise
  • 1American cheese slice,processed, cut in half
  • 2tomato slices
  • 3lettuce leaves


  1. Heat 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. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

  3. Place plantain halves between 2 cutting boards. Press to flatten. Place the flattened plantains back in the oil and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic, skirt steak, onion, cumin and oregano. Cook, stirring frequently, until steak is cooked through.

  5. To serve, spread mayonnaise on one of the plantain slices. Top with cheese, steak and onion mixture, lettuce, and tomato. Place the other plantain half on top to form a sandwich. Cut in half and serve!


  • Calories: 4844.54kcal
  • Fat: 507.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 41.88g
  • Trans Fat: 4.43g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 353.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 89.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.92g
  • Fiber: 5.50g
  • Sugar: 29.61g
  • Protein: 30.40g
  • Cholesterol: 92.78mg
  • Sodium: 372.32mg
  • Calcium: 141.11mg
  • Potassium: 1476.35mg
  • Iron: 3.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 152.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 43.87mg
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