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Canoe (Boat) Plantain Stuffed with Grounded Turkey

This recipe was fun to create and I enjoyed preparing it .

Plantain is a rich food to add to your meal plan. Be creative with your plantain.

I present to you Canoe (Boat) Plantain Stuffed with Grounded Turkey .

Now let’s cook !


  • 1 plantain for each serving (made 4 plantains)
  • I lbs ground Turkey (you can use ground beef, ground veal, etc.)
  • 1 cup of diced large onion
  • 1 tbs of Salt
  • 1 cup green pepper (optional)*
  • Spinach
  • 1 tablespoons of butter ( I can’t believe it is butter brand)
  • 1½ cup diced long green pepper
  • ½ cup diced red pepper
  • 1 tbs Dried  Thyme 
You are going to need a painting brush


  1. Spray the oven pan or baking tray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 350ºF or 175ºC.
  3.   Peel the plantains (and rinse it if needed). Then place them in the oven tray.
  4. Melt butter for less than 1 minute and add dried thyme. Stir everything together. 
  5. Paint the plantain with the mixture.
  6. Place the plantains in the oven for about 15-25 minutes. 
  7. In between remember to turn the plantains over to the other side after 10 mins approximately and keep it in for an additional 10 mins or more until they are golden brown (or to your desired taste ).

Prepare the stuffing:

  1. In a frying pan over medium/high temperature, add little butter.
  2. Add onions, add grounded turkey, green pepper, spinach and let it cook until brown (stirring continuously) for 5-8 mins.
  3. Make a slice from one end to the other on the plantain, deep enough to cut inside the center.
  4. When the plantain opens, begin to stuff it with the ground turkey mixture. Fill it up to you are satisfied.

It is time to eat !

Enjoy : Yummy!

Hope James is the creator of Minnafropolis, a fashion and lifestyle platform. Over the years, Hope has honed her skills as a content creator, influencer, and blogger. She is passionate about teaching women how to maximize their wardrobe, improving our lifestyles, and female entrepreneurship. Hope holds certifications in Digital Marketing and Social Media Management. She also completed her Master's in Business Administration and Project Management. Hope currently welcomes every collaborative opportunity that presents itself and looks forward to working on future projects in varying capacities. If you appreciate quality content over quantity or need to reach a new audience, build a brand affinity through authentic content and partnership contact Minnafropolis, email:



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