• Zesty Ground Beef & Cornbread in Banana Leaves

Zesty Ground Beef & Cornbread in Banana Leaves

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Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
40
min.
Servings

6 servings

In this extra-flavorful dish, extra-lean ground beef is cooked with tomato paste, raisins and olives and served with cornbread and banana leaves.

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Heat dressing in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat; cook 3 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste, raisins and olives; mix well. Simmer on medium heat 10 min. or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, prepare corn muffin batter as directed on package; set aside. Cut 6 (10-inch) squares from banana leaves; reserve trimmings for later use. Holding 1 of the banana leaves with tongs, quickly pass leaf over gas burner on medium heat several times until pliable. (Do not overheat leaf or it will become brittle.) Spread about 1/4 cup corn muffin batter into 3-inch square in center of smooth side of banana leaf; top with about 1/3 cup meat mixture. Fold over sides and ends of leaf to completely enclose filling. Repeat to make 6 packets. Tie each packet with a thin strip from banana leaf trimmings. Place on rack in 15x10x1-inch pan.
  • Bake 20 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min. Serve with sour cream.

How to Soften Banana Leaves Without a Gas Burner

Bring large saucepan of water to boil. Dip banana leaves in water 2 to 3 min. or until softened and shiny. If banana leaves are purchased frozen, thaw before softening.

Variation

Prepare as directed, substituting 2 cups shredded cooked chicken for the browned ground beef and substituting chopped fresh or roasted red peppers for the raisins.

Servings

  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 400
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 650mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 15g
Protein 28g
   
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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