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Jibarito Sandwich with Gardenburger® Malibu Burger
Jibarito Sandwich with Gardenburger® Malibu Burger 1

Jibarito Sandwich with Gardenburger® Malibu Burger

with grilled Panela cheese, avocado, and smoky mayo-chup sauce.

Products Used: Gardenburger® Malibu Burger Veggie Patties
Servings: 1


For the pan-fried flattened plantain slices

  • 1 qt. Lukewarm water
  • 1 Tbs. Sea salt
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 ea. Green Plantains, large (approx 12” length)
  • as needed Fry shortening

For the smoky garlic salt seasoning

  • ½ cup Sea Salt, fine
  • ½ cup Garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs. Hot smoked paprika

For the smoky mayo-chup

  • 3 Tbs. Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs. Ketchup
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp. Hot smoked paprika
  • 1 patty Gardenburger® Malibu Burger
  • ½ tsp. Smoky garlic salt seasoning
  • as needed Vegetable oil
  • 1 slice Panela cheese, ¼” thick
  • 2 Tbs. Smoky mayo-chup sauce
  • 2 ea. Pan-fried flattened plantain slices
  • 2 ea. Butter lettuce
  • 2 ea. Tomato, sliced 1/8” thick
  • 2 ea. Sweet onion, sliced into 1/8” rings
  • ¼ ea. Avocado, sliced
  • 4-5 ea. Cilantro sprigs
  • as needed Fry shortening

Recipe Directions

1. In a small bowl, mix lukewarm water with salt and garlic powder until salt is dissolved. Set aside.
2. Cut off both ends of green plantains, cut skin lengthwise along ridges, and peel skin from plantains. Cut the plantain in half across middle, then cut each half piece lengthwise. You should have 4 pieces for each plantain.
3. Soak the plantain pieces in the seasoned water for a minimum of 15 minutes, up to 3 hours.
4. Heat fry oil in deep fryer to 325º F.
5. Drain plantains, place in fry basket and fry for approximately 7 minutes until plantains are slightly tender but not browned. Drain.
6. Place one piece of fried plantain, cut side down, onto a sheet pan paper-lined cutting board. Place a second piece of sheet pan liner over plantain and use a second cutting board, plate, or skillet to press down on par fried plantain until approx ¼” thick. Set aside and repeat until all pieces are flattened.
7. To final-fry slices for sandwich, raise temperature of oil to 365º F.
8. Add flattened fried plantains to fry basket, without crowding, and fry for approx 3-4 minutes until golden and crispy. Drain, place onto a sheet pan and season lightly with smoky garlic salt.
1. Mix sea salt, garlic powder, and paprika together and place into shaker jar.
1. Whisk mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic powder, and paprika together. Place in squeeze bottle, refrigerate until ready to use.
1. Season Gardenburger® Malibu Burger patty on each side with ¼ tsp of smoky garlic salt seasoning.
2. On a lightly oiled, 350º F griddle, cook seasoned Gardenburger® Malibu Burger patty until exterior is crispy and interior is 165º F. Cook 2-3 min on first side, then flip and cook 2-3 min more.
3. Once the patty has been flipped, place a slice of Panela cheese onto lightly oiled griddle and sear both sides until lightly golden and melted. Place cheese onto Gardenburger® Malibu Burger patty.
4. To serve, spread 1 Tbs. of smoky mayo-chup sauce onto two twice-fried plantains. Place patty and cheese onto one slice of plantain, then top with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, and cilantro. Place second plantain slice on top to close sandwich. Frill pick or skewer to hold sandwich together.

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