These grain-free, dairy-free, paleo and AIP Beef Patties are delicious and fun to make!
These AIP patties are made with plantains and green bananas, and stuffed with a seasoned beef filling. They’re the perfect combination of sweet and savoury, and completely grain-free. These patties are inspired by the idea of the classic Jamaican patties but are grain-free and scotch-bonnet free.
In addition to the well-known plantain, I also ate lot of green bananas (which we call Green Figs) growing up in Trinidad. Rather than eating these unripe bananas as fruits, we would eat them as a side dish. Across the Caribbean, you can find them boiled and served alongside salted cod, made into a salad (think potato salad), or pickled with cucumber and onions in Souse.
This recipe will likely make a bit more ground beef filing than is necessary for the patties. Use your leftover filling in a breakfast hash, eat with a salad or build into a burrito bowl!
AIP Beef Patty FAQs
Where can I find green bananas?
Green bananas are just unripened bananas that you can buy at the grocery store. You want to ensure that they’re completely green though, and not yellowing at all.
How do I peel the green bananas?
Because the fruit is unripened, the skin will be very tough to peel. I suggest trimming both ends, and scoring the green banana vertically in two areas to help you peel the skin off before boiling.
Can I make these without beef?
Absolutely! You can customize these patties however you like. Feel free to replace the beef with any other ground meat, or, to make vegetarian/vegan, sub the meat for portabello or cremini mushrooms.
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