Pastelón de Plátano Maduro - Yasser Tejeda Recipe
For vegetarians and vegans you can replace the meat with vegan sausage, or tofu, seitan
or even putting eggplant.. same with the cheese (it can be substituted with vegan cheese
Pastelón de Plátano Maduro is made with layers of mashed sweet ripe plantains with a filling of
savory picadillo. A Latin dish with ground meat, tomatoes, and spices make this dish a delicious
and easy dinner.
● Sweet, Ripe Plantains
● Canola Oil
● Red Onion
● Green Bell Pepper
● Salt and Pepper
● Ground Beef
● Tomato Sauce
● Stuffed Olives
● Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese
How to make Pastelón de Plátano Maduro
● Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
● In a medium pot, boil the plantains with 1 teaspoon of salt, until tender. Remove
plantains from the pot and using a potato masher, mash the sweet plantains until they
are made pure. Add the butter and combine well. Set aside.
● Season the meat with the onion, pepper, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.
● In a medium pan, heat the oil over medium-hot heat. Add the meat and let cook until
brown. Add the tomato sauce, olives and water. Let simmer until all the liquid had
● Lightly butter a 7×11 inch baking pan or 4 mini casserole dishes like the ones
pictured. Add a layer of mashed plantains to the bottom of the pan. Then, add a
second layer with all the picadillo, cooked ground beef. Sprinkle half of the
mozzarella and mild cheddar cheese. Spread another layer of plantains and top with
the rest of the cheese.
● Place in the oven, uncovered, for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese has
● Serve warm.