Cuban-Style Black Beans and Plantains Over Oatmeal

Cuban-Style Black Beans and Plantains Over Oatmeal
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Cuban-Style Black Beans and Plantains Over Oatmeal
Quaker Oats

Cuban-Style Black Beans and Plantains Over Oatmeal

Oatmeal gets a savory, Cuban-style makeover, complete with black beans and cooked plantains. Recipe courtesy of Sam Stephens, Quaker Oat’s Chief Creative Oatmeal Officer and owner of OatMeals in New York City.

4
Servings
256
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup steel-cut oats, such as Quaker Quick 3-Minute
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 firm, ripe plantains, peeled and sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • ½ Cup chicken broth or stock
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, optional
  • Fresh sliced avocado, optional
  • Cotija or queso fresco cheese, optional

Directions

Prepare the oats according to package directions and set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook the plantains until golden and slightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes, turning once after 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onion and green pepper until the onions are translucent and begin to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the beans, stock, cumin, and some salt and pepper, and cook until the beans are heated through, 5 to 8 minutes more. Top the oatmeal with the black beans and plantains. If desired, garnish with fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, and cheese.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
35mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
26mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
140mg
44%
Phosphorus, P
235mg
34%
Sodium, Na
4mg
0%
Water
5g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cuban Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include rice, achiote oil, adobo seasoning, and beans which can all be found in the ethnic aisle of your local grocery store.

Cuban Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use in your dish.