Plantain Custard Ring


  • 1 pound plantain leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 wild onions, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • Potato chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean and rinse the plantain leaves under running water. Discard all brown or bruised leaves. Put a 10-inch skillet over high heat and add the butter. When the butter has a nutty smell, add the onions and brown slightly. Turn the heat down to medium and add the ground beef. Brown slightly with the onion.

Line a 3-quart greased casserole with plantain leaves. Add a layer of the meat, another layer of plantain leaves, and then more meat. Continue until all the ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of plantain leaves. Pour the tomato soup over the greens and, if you wish, sprinkle with crushed potato chips. Bake for 2 hours. Serves six

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