• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
    OK

    Pastelón de Plátanos

    This recipe, like in many others in Dominican cuisine, combines savory and sweet flavors. Think of it as a lasagna: layers of plantain with cheese, chicken, or beef baked off in a casserole dish


    Ingredients
    6
    very ripe plantains
    1
    cup
    grated cheddar cheese
    1/4
    cup
    butter
    1
    pound
    ground beef
    2
    tablespoons
    oil
    1
    tablespoon
    tomato paste
    1
    teaspoon
    salt
    1
    small red onion (diced into small cubes)
    1
    green pepper
    1
    teaspoon
    crushed garlic
    black ground pepper
    Directions
    Mix meat with pepper, onion, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and garlic. In a shallow pan heat a tablespoon of oil. Add the ground beef and stir so it cooks uniformly. Add two tablespoons of water and the tomato paste. Let simmer at medium heat. Adjust water when necessary. When the meat is ready let all the liquid evaporate, adjust salt to taste. Turn off the heat and reserve.
    Peel the plantains and boil adding 1 teaspoon of salt to the water. When the plantains are very tender turn off the heat. Take the plantains out of the water and mash them with a fork. Add the butter and keep mashing until it is very smooth.
    Put half of the plantains mixture in the baking pan. Cover with 1/3 of the cheese and add the meat. Add another third of the cheese, cover with the remaining plantain mixture. Cover with the rest of the cheese. Put in he oven until the top is golden brown.
    Serve with a few slices of avocados.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 6
    OK

    Categories 

    Classic

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