Baked Ripe Plantains and Beans Stew

Sent in by our resident Spice Ambassador; Elsie Kriz

Ingredients

2 medium ripe Plantains peeled and sliced as shown

I cup diced Roma Tomatoes

3 cups cooked Lima Beans

1/3 cup chopped Onions

1/2 cup frozen Peas

1 cup vegetable Broth

2 Tbsp minced Garlic

2 tsp crushed Ginger

1 Tbsp EssieSpice Mango Chili Medley http://www.essiespice.com/shop/mango-chili-medley-spicy

2-4 Tbsp Olive Oil

Preparation

1.    Layer Plantain on parchment paper, drizzle a little bit of olive oil and bake at 375 for ~ 25 minutes.

2.   In a large skillet sauté Onions and Garlic in some Olive Oil for ~ 2-3 minutes, add in Tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.

3.   Add half of the vegetable Broth, Beans, Ginger, Peas; Essiespice Mango Chili Medley, stir and let simmer on medium for 5-7 minutes.

4.   Then combine baked Plantains with Beans mixture, add remaining Broth and let cook for another 5 minutes. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste and serve warm.