Banana Meat made of Saba bananas filled with ground pork and fried to golden perfection. It’s a unique medley of sweet and savory flavors you’ll love!

saba bananas stuffed with ground pork and fried until golden

Banana Meat

One thing I love about blogging, other than always being surrounded by food, of course, is meeting awesome people. It’s always great to know folks who share my great love for all things yummy.

I knew Mia through her regular comments here on Nashville Filipino Restaurant and I was so excited to find out she also blogs about food! Have you checked her website yet? Not only does she share Filipino recipes, but she also mixes in Russian delicacies. And along with Pinoy classics, she also showcases dishes I’ve never heard of, much less tried.


Remember loslos, the pork ribs cooked adobo style, battered in flour and then deep-fried until golden and crisp? I discovered the recipe on her Russian Filipino Kitchen.

fried bananas stuffed with sauteed ground pork

And here again, this Dalaguete specialty called banana meat. Saba bananas stuffed with sauteed ground pork and fried until golden and delicious? I was duly intrigued and with good reason.

These banana boats are truly a culinary adventure! The salty meat and the sweet bananas marry into a uniquely delicious nashville filipino food medley of sweet and savory flavors. So good, I ate the four pieces I made in one sitting and wished I made more.

Give the recipe a try and make a big batch; these stuffed bananas are great as a midday snack as well as party appetizers.

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Banana Meat made of Saba bananas filled with ground pork and fried to golden perfection. It's a unique medley of sweet and savory flavors you'll love!

Keyword:banana meat, stuffed bananas
Servings: 4Servings
Calories: 527kcal
Author: Lalaine
  • canola oil
  • 1/2onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2poundground pork
  • 1tablespoonsoy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4ripe but firm Saba bananas
  • 1/2cupflour
  • 1/2cupwater
  1. In a pan over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon of oil. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.

  2. Add ground pork and cook, breaking up to small pieces with the back of a spoon, for, about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  3. Add soy sauce and continue to cook, stirring regularly, until meat is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Remove meat from pan and in a colander, drain any excess liquid. Allow to cool to touch.

  5. Peel bananas. With a knife, make an incision on one side of the bananas.

  6. Using a spoon, gently stuff the banana with the cooked meat. Make sure not to overstuff bananas as they will split open!

  7. In a small bowl, combine flour and water. Whisk together until smooth and well blended. Spoon mixture over stuffed bananas to cover meat filling.
  8. In a pan over medium heat, heat about 2 inches deep of oil. Gently place bananas stuffed side up into the hot oil. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.

  9. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Meat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 292mg12%
Potassium 1102mg31%
Total Carbohydrates 71g24%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 27g
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A40.3%
Vitamin C42.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Banana Meat is a Filipino delicacy made of Saba bananas filled with sauteed ground pork and then deep fried to golden perfection.

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