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Dominican Pastelón de Plátano Maduro

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Dominican Pastelón de Plátano Maduro
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 9

I invite you to try a Dominican classic, known in Spanish as pastelón de plátano maduro. Enjoy some of the Caribbean's best dishes! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
teaspoons salt
8
ripe plantains
1/4
cup heavy cream
2
tablespoons unsalted butter
1
egg, beaten
1 1/2
lb ground beef
1
teaspoon oregano
1
tablespoon garlic, minced
2
teaspoons oil
1/2
cup onions, chopped
1/2
cup red bell peppers, chopped
1/2
cup green bell peppers, chopped
1/4
cup Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste
1
cup cheddar cheese, grated

Directions

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  • 1
    Bring water to a boil in a large pot with 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • 2
    Add peeled plantains and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove and drain plantains and mash them with heavy cream and butter.
  • 4
    Add egg and combine well.
  • 5
    Pour half of this mixture in a 13 x 9 baking dish and spread it to form the first layer. Set aside while you prepare the beef filling.
  • 6
    Season beef with remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, oregano, and garlic. Set aside.
  • 7
    In a pan add oil and sauté onions and peppers.
  • 8
    Once tender, add meat and cook.
  • 9
    When meat is almost done, add tomato paste and let it mix well until a sauce is formed.
  • 10
    Keep cooking over medium heat until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • 11
    Pour meat mixture as the second layer of the pastelón.
  • 12
    Cover with another layer of mashed plantain.
  • 13
    Finally cover the casserole with a layer of grated cheddar cheese.
  • 14
    Bake in a preheated oven at 350ºF for about 25 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • You can use an electric mixer to blend the mashed plantains, heavy cream, and eggs in order to obtain a super smooth mixture.

Nutrition Information

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  • I invite you to try a Dominican classic, known in Spanish as pastelón de plátano maduro. Enjoy some of the Caribbean's best dishes!

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