Recipe By Victoria M.H.
Published Jun 8th
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 6 servings Calories 178.8

It’s nice to do it yourself and know what goes in them, with a pleasing flavor you can control.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 plantains, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup shiitake mushrooms
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Blend plantains, spinach, bread crumbs, cornmeal, mushrooms, olives, garlic, paprika, and oregano in a food processor until a moldable batter forms; mold into patties.
  2. 2 Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; pan-fry patties until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 178.8
  • Carbohydrate 28.8 g
  • Cholesterol 15.3 mg
  • Fat 7.2 g
  • Fiber 2.8 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.9 g
  • Sodium 132.4 mg
  • Sugar 9.6 g

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Chef's Notes

If for some reason the batter is a soupy texture, add more bread crumbs or cornmeal, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a thicker batter forms.


  1. I thought these were wonderful! The plantain adds a bit of sweet to it which I really enjoyed. I have to admit that I had to make some changes: I didn't have any mushrooms so I used black beans as a substitute. I also added some cumin because I love it! Great recipe thanks!
  2. Didn't meet my family's or my expectations. I know it's a veggie burger but it was a little too different in both taste and texture. To help the texture I recommend finely chopping the mushrooms and olives separately and then mixing them into the other items that have been blended/processed. Adding an egg should help - Read more ...
  3. This was a nice change from usual veggie burgers. They are a bit sweet so I topped these with some buffalo sauce. I think next time I might add a few black beans and some cayenne or chipotle to the mix