Jibarito Recipe (Plantain Sandwich)


Jibarito Recipe (Plantain Sandwich) by Elena (@curlsnpearlsss.eats)
A jibarito sandwich is a great gluten-free sandwich option made with fried green plantains instead of bread. This jibarito sandwich recipe is made with steak, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo-ketchup! Get the full recipe here.
  • Skirt steak
  • Adobo
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Green plantains
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Mayo-ketchup


  1. First, make the steak. Season skirt steak with adobo, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper.
  2. Grill steak over high heat until you reach desired cook. Remove from heat and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Next, fry the plantains. Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees. Cut off the ends of the plantains, slice the skin from end to end, peel the skin off, and cut the plantain into 2-inch rounds. Spray with olive oil spray and air fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Prepare a bowl of salted water. Remove the plantain pieces from the air fryer and smash to about 1/2-inch thickness using a tostonera (plantain smasher) or the bottom of a glass. Soak the smashed tostones in the bowl of salted water for a couple of minutes, then remove and pat dry with a paper towel.
  5. Return tostones to the air fryer in batches, cooking in a single layer each time. Spray the tops with olive oil spray and air fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Flip with tongs and spray the other side with olive oil spray. Air fry until golden brown and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  7. Remove tostones from air fryer and season with salt.
  8. Finally, assemble the jibarito sandwich. Place some steak on a piece of fried plantain, top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and mayo-ketchup. Top with another piece of fried plantain. Enjoy!