If you follow me on twitter, you may have already caught this idea. In case you missed it, I wanted to share :)
There was a little place two blocks from my apartment in Philly where I discovered this little gem of a burrito. Slow cooked pork, fried sweet plantains, and black beans in a warm tortilla blanket.
inspired by Pico de Gallo
Not so much a recipe, but how I recreated these at home. Crunched for time, I took all the shortcuts- bottled BBQ sauce, frozen sweet plantains and canned black beans. Feel free to use homemade versions to take it up a notch!
Pulled Pork (or chicken, or tofu): I used pork tenderloin done in the slow cooker, the pulled and tossed with BBQ sauce (bottled or your own)
Sweet Plantains: I used Goya's from the frozen section, cooked according to package directions (but you can make these with ripe, black plantains)
Black Beans: I used canned, but if you have the time feel free to use some you've soaked and cooked up yourself
Whole Wheat tortillas
Now, make an assembly line and make your burritos! Warm the tortillas to make them a little more pliable (15sec in a wet paper towel in the microwave should do the trick). Then add some beans, pulled pork, and top with plantains. Do the burrito fold, wrap them in foil, and you'll have them ready to take to work :) To reheat the burritos, I used my toaster oven at work, set to 350 for probably 15min, but you can also use a microwave.
(For 4 burritos I used 10oz pork tenderloin, 1 pkg sweet plantains, 1 can of beans. Feel free to play around with proportions!)
Are you a fan of sweet plantains? Definitely underutilized in my kitchen, they're delicious!! And I bet they'd be a bit healthier if I made them myself...