*time of peppers and plantains depends on how you like your chili. I like a little crunch to my veggies so I did about 3 minutes for the peppers and about 5 minutes for the plantains. It also depends on how ripe your plantains are. If your plantains are very yellow, they will take longer to cook. If they have a lot of brown spots, they won't take as long. Watch them carefully so they don't get mushy.