Plantain and Carnitas Hash

I’m a bit obsessed with making a hash for breakfast. It’s a great way to use up leftovers and also to use up vegetables that may be going bad. The magic of a hash is that you don’t really need a specific recipe. I usually try to use 2-3 types of root vegetables and a non-starchy vegetables and whatever meat I’ve got to use. I always recommend serving on top of greens and top with green onions. It’s a great way to get greens into your diet.

Plantain and Carnitas Hash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 4


  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Microwave
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon


  • 2 plantains diced, any ripeness⠀
  • 1 sweet potato diced ⠀
  • 1 small onion diced⠀
  • 5 big cloves garlic chopped⠀
  • 1 package Trader Joes carnitas⠀
  • 2 TBSP high smoke point oil I used coconut oil
  • 1-2 stalks green onion sliced ⠀
  • 1-2 handful of your favorite greens I used arugula⠀
  • Pinch of salt⠀


  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat up oil. ⠀
  • Once oil is heated, add onions, potatoes and plantains and cook until everything starts to get a good crust. About 7 minutes. Add more oil if you need to. ⠀
  • In a microwave safe bowl heat up carnitas for 2 minutes. Once heated use two forks to pull the carnitas. You could chop it if you prefer. ⠀
  • Add carnitas and garlic and cook until carnitas is crispy and the veggies have a good color. Stir often enough to not let the garlic burn. Add a salt to taste. ⠀
  • Serve on top of greens and garnish is with green onions. Enjoy!


If you can't get Trader Joe's carnitas, use any leftover cooked meat like sausage or grilled chicken. If on a Whole30, ensure all meat is compatible.
If plant based, substitute carnitas for tofu. pan free the tofu, remove it and cook recipe as written.
Keyword breakfast hash, gluten free, grain free, hash, plantain, plantain recipe, whole30

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