Plantain-Bean-Cheese Torte

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Typical of Southeast Mexican cooking. Tasty, inexpensive and meatless.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel plantains and cut lengthwise in half.
  2. With tip of a spoon scrape off the seed section and smash the pulp till pureed.
  3. Add eggs, flour, bicarbonate and salt.
  4. Mix and knead a bit until you have a compact dough Place half of this dough on bottom of pre-greased baking dish.
  5. Over that a layer of beans, then a layer of cheese, another of beans, and finish with the remaining plantain dough on top.
  6. Steam cook it from 30 to 40 minutes or until torte feels firm to the touch.
  7. Unmold and slice at serving time.


Most Helpful

I agree with the other reviewer-I like all of the ingredients but the sum was not greater than the parts.Not that it was actually bad and inedible,but I would rather fry some plantains,refry some beans and sprinkle the whole thing with cheese than layer it all in a casserole.I would eat this again but probably wouldn't cook it again.

strangelittlebeast September 08, 2012

I love all of the ingredients used in this recipe, but didn't like the end result. I'll go back to baking my plantains.

CalFanAnn June 06, 2005

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