Pastelón De Plátano Maduro (Ripe Plantain Casserol

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Michelle Figueroa

Easy recipe . . . layered pastelón - tastes like relleno de plátano maduro, or piononos, but fast and easy to prepare. The platains are already cooked, all you have to do is mash the amarillos down a bit - layer on a pie plate with Puerto Rican picadillo.

Top Review by Ang11002

Delicioso! I had to make a few small adjustments (omitted the tomato sauce/diced tomatoes/red pepper) and also added some recaito as well. My 10 yr old didn't like it but that's fine. More for me:) Gracias!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a skillet heat up the oil, add the sofrito, peppers, onion, and tomato, and cook for about 2 minutes or so. Add the meat and cook until done, breaking down the meat as you go. Add tomato sauce, olives with pimentos and the capers, salt and black pepper. Stir and set aside.
  2. Heat up the platains in the microwave until hot. Then mash them down slightly using a fork. Pray the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate with oil and layer with slices of plantain (these come already cooked) - one box. Layer half the meat over that, sprinkle with a it of cheese, half the green beans then the other box of plantains and then the rest of the meat, and rest of the green beans. Sprinkle cheese over the last layer. Pour the egg as evenly as you can over the cheese.
  3. Cook at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes until egg is cooked and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
  4. This is a delicious side dish with rice or a great lunch with a salad. It is also a great 'cover dish' recipe.
  5. * Hint - Heat up the amarillos in the same paper tray they come inches Pour one box in the pie dish and use a fork to mash them down and sort of mash them together to form a crust. Because they were heated in the microwave they are easy to mash down. Once you are ready for the next layer, mash the next box one at a time on the tray and layer over the meat. Here you will probably have a few empty spaces, just try to mash them down enough to cover as much of the meat as possible. Since all the ingredients are already warm or hot, all you have to do is bake it just long enough to cook the egg. If you will be serving this later, just cook it as you would, them warm it up covered with foil and them remove foil and broil for a few minutes until egg is crispy.

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