Banana Meat

Bananas and meat are such a good combination and we had seen these two together in numerous occasions specially in Latin and South American dishes which are served sometimes with rice and beans, we also see this combination in stews but have you tried them as fried? together? If not then give our recipe today a shot! It will change you.

Banana Meat is a Cebuano delicacy made with ripe saba / cardaba bananas stuffed with savoury minced pork then pan fried. It is a popular dish that is served during fiestas and special occasions, similar to the likes of lechon. It has a very nice flavour combination, sweet and savoury with hints of spiciness plus its oily giving more flavour to the dish.

Are you starting to get curious? Well what are you waiting for try this recipe now.

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Banana Meat

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Banana Meat is a Cebunao delicacy mare with ripe saba / cardaba bananas stuffed with savoury minced pork then pan fried.




  • 8 ripe Saba bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water


  • 500 g minced pork (15% fat)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 birds eye chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • oil


  1. In a pan add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  2. Add the minced pork, chillies and soy sauce, stir fry for 10 minutes or until cooked.
  3. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Remove pork from pan, place in a colander then let it drip out excess liquid.
  5. Grab the bananas, make a slit on the middle lengthwise like creating a pocket.
  6. Fill each pocket with a good amount of minced meat. Set aside then do it with the remaining bananas.
  7. In a small bowl combine together flour and water, mix well. Spoon this mixture over the top of the stuffed bananas.
  8. In a deep pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inches deep of oil. Place the bananas one by one, stuff side up then cook for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from heat place on a paper towel lined plates, let it cool then serve.



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