This recipe for bacon and cheese stuffed ripe plantains is all about love. I love plantains. I love bacon. I love cheese. The ripe plantains are baked until golden and then filled with crispy bacon, grated mozzarella and queso fresco. Stuffed ripe plantains are known as canoas de platano maduro in Spanish, this translates as plantain canoes or boats – which is what they resemble when you cut them open and stuff them. The most common filling or stuffing for ripe plantain canoas is usually cheese, other popular fillings include ground meat, chorizo, veggies and more. I thought it would be a sinfully delicious idea to stuff them with bacon and cheese.