Carne Relleno With Fried Plantains

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Sep. 12, 2011


For the carne rellena
Flank steak 2 Pound
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , crushed or minced to a paste
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon , freshly ground
Dried oregano 1/2 Teaspoon
Ham 4 Ounce , thinly sliced
Onion 1/2 , sliced
Carrot 1 , thinly sliced
Fresno chili/Jalapeno chile 1 , seeded and minced (Red Variety)
Red bell pepper 1 , seeded and julienned
Hard boiled eggs
Light olive oil/Light safflower oil 3 Tablespoon
Tomato paste 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Beef stock 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Red wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Bay leaves 2
Peanut oil 1 Tablespoon (As Needed)
Ripe plantain 2 , peeled and cut on a diagonal into 1/2
Black pepper To Taste , freshly ground



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. On a flat work surface, place the beef and spread the top side with garlic paste.

3. Season the beef with salt, pepper, and oregano.

4. Add layers of the ham, onion, carrot, chile, and bell pepper; arrange the ingredients within ½ inch inside the edge of the steak.

5. Finally add egg.

6. Roll the steak carefully like a jelly roll.

7. Using a kitchen twine, tie at the end and in the middle.

8. In a mixing bowl, blend together tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, stock, wine, and bay leaves.


9. In a heavy saute pan or skillet, heat olive oil and sear the stuffed steak over medium-high heat about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until brown on all sides.

10. In a roasting pan, place the steaks and pour the tomato paste mixture over the steaks.

11. Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 2 hours until the steak is tender; turn occasionally.


12. Meanwhile prepare the fried plantains.

13. In a deep, heavy skillet, pour oil up to ½ inch height and heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

14. Fry the plantain slices in oil for 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden brown.

15. Drain on paper towels, season with pepper, and keep warm.

16. Remove the steak from oven and cool for 5 minutes.

17. Carefully slice the steak.

18. In a saucepan, pour the braising liquids and heat until thickened.


19. On warm serving plates, place the sliced steak and spoon sauce all over.

20. Place fried plantains alongside the steak slice.

21. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 80 Minutes
Ready In: 80 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1503Calories from Fat 586

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 65 g100%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2249 mg93.71%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 27 g

Protein 119 g238%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet