Pastelon Sweet Plantain Lasagna

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Contributed by: Chef Brunilda Mendez

Pastelon Sweet Plantain Lasagna

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1 T Oregano
  • 1 Small onion – diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic – diced
  • 1/4 t Salt or adobo seasoning
  • 1 T Tomato paste or ketchup
  • 1/2 C Chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 C Raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 C Olives – sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 C Corn/vegetable oil
  • 6-8 Sweet plantains – yellow, ripe
  • 1 lb Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Eggs – beaten
  • 1/4 C Unsalted butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Season ground meat with cumin, garlic, onions, tomato paste, cilantro and salt.
  3. Mix all together with your hands. (Here you can add raisins and/or olives if you’d like.)
  4. In a frying pan saute ground meat with a tablespoon of oil and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender and brown.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Peel and cut plantains into long vertical slices.
  7. About 4-6 slices per plantain.
  8. Deep fry the slices of plantain in a separate frying pan until golden brown but not too crispy.
  9. Blot excess oil from plantains by setting them on paper towels.
  10. Set aside.
  11. Layering of dish:
  12. Grease baking pan with butter, sprinkle with a pinch of flour, and shake to remove excess flour.
  13. Add a layer of fried plantains to cover entire pan.
  14. Then add a layer of ground meat.
  15. Add layer of cheese.
  16. Add another layer of fried plantains etc.
  17. Continue adding layers until the entire baking pan is covered.
  18. Your last layer should be plantains topped with cheese.
  19. Beat 2 eggs together and pour over entire dish.
  20. Add slices of butter to top of dish.
  21. Cover pan with aluminum foil.
  22. Bake 45 minutes to an hour at 350 degrees.
  23. During the last 10 minutes take off the foil to brown the top.
  24. Serve hot, cut in square slices and serve with white rice, avocados and green salad

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