Puerto Rican lasagna. Pastelón is a classic Puerto Rican dish made with layers of thinly-sliced plantains, ground beef, and cheese! Think of it as a Puerto Rican version of lasagna. It's the perfect casserole to make for a.
THE TYPICAL name for this Puerto Rican dish is Pastelon; layered fried plantains with beef Bolognese and cheese. Puerto Rican Lasagna, or Pastelón, is made with sweet slices of plantains instead of noodles, saucy beef picadillo and plenty of cheese. The savory aroma while baking is mouthwatering! You can cook Puerto Rican lasagna using 13 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Puerto Rican lasagna
- You need 1 of lasagna pan.
- You need 5 large of sweet plantain cut lengthwise.
- You need 1 lb of ground meat.
- You need 1 1/2 cup of diced onion.
- It's 1 1/2 cup of diced peppers.
- You need 2 clove of diced garlic.
- Prepare 1 of salt and pepper to taste.
- You need 2 cup of mozzarella cheese.
- It's 1 can of French cut green beans.
- It's 1 1/4 cup of tomato sauce.
- It's 1 1/2 cup of oil.
- It's 1 tbsp of oil.
- You need 1 of egg wash.
Plantains Lasagna aka Pastelon - a Latin-Style (Puerto Rican) lasagna that is a combination of sweet and savory, with spiced beef, sandwiched in layers of plantains, and topped with cheese and or eggs. Well in Puerto Rican we have our own version of the layered casserole. Pastelón, this is one of the all time Puerto Rican favorites, layered much like Lasagna with meat and cheese. This Puerto Rican Lasagna uses sweet fried plantains instead of lasagna noodles.
Puerto Rican lasagna step by step
- preheat oven to 350°.
- saute onions, peppers and garlic until onions just a little translucent.
- add ground meat and brown try to skim of extra oil from meat.
- to ground meat mixture add your tomato sauce.
- in another skillet heat 1/2 cup of oil this is to fry the sweet plantain until golden brown.
- make sure to put fried plantain on paper towel to get rid of extra oil.
- in lasagna pan layer plantain, meat, green beans and mozzarella cheese. continue as you would a lasagna..
- last layer should be plantain, brush on egg wash and put in oven till cheese melts. Enjoy.
Picadillo came to Puerto Rico via Cuba, and we have adopted it because of its versatility. And what a delicious and comforting meal! Puerto Rican-Inspired Green Plantain Mash (Mofongo). In a large skillet, heat ¼ cup olive oil over medium. Let lasagna stand for a few minutes before you cut into it.