Step Aside Matoke, Cheesy Stuffed Bananas Are In

written by Lucy Munene 16th August 2019

We’re not hating on matoke but how many times can you eat one thing in a week? Two times maybe. That’s alright. We’ve found a different way for you to mix mincemeat and bananas that ensures your mince does not get lost in a sea of soup. This can make a great lunchtime meal or a late-night snack depending on the size of your appetite.


Source: foreveryoung.hm



  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 150 grams mincemeat
  • 1/3 cup red pepper
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C. 
  2. Peel the plantains then season them with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. place it on a lined oven tray. Bake it for 20 min.
  3. In the meantime, sauté the garlic together with the garam masala, cumin, pepper, garlic and diced tomato.
  4. After 3 minutes, mix in the mincemeat and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Once the bananas are done baking, take them out and let them cool a little before cutting them open down the middle.
  6. Fill this gap with as much mince as you’d like. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the mince and place the bananas back in the oven for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  7. Serve warm with kachumbari on the side.

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