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Our Favorite Piñon

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12 servings

Got four perfectly ripened plantains? Use them to make our Healthy Living piñon. It's one tasty casserole that feeds twelve, deliciously!

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cut plantains lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Heat 2 Tbsp. dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add half the plantains; cook 1-1/2 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Repeat with 2 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing and remaining plantains.
  • Add peppers, onions, olives, garlic, 1/4 cup cilantro and remaining dressing to skillet; cook and stir on medium heat 5 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in meat, tomato sauce and seasoning. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally; simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or until meat is done, stirring occasionally.
  • Layer half each of the plantains, meat mixture, beans and cheese in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; repeat layers. Beat whole eggs, egg whites and milk with whisk until blended; pour over ingredients in baking dish. Cover.
  • Bake 30 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

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Special Extra

Add 1/4 cup raisins to meat mixture for extra flavor.

Food Facts

In Puerto Rico, fresh recao leaves are used to make the classic pinon. Fresh cilantro, available in U.S. stores, is a flavorful substitute.


  • 12 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Starch
  • 2-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

You can feel good about serving this delicious main dish to family and friends. Not only does it taste great, but as a bonus it's also a good source of calcium from the cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 270
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 570mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 19g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the most delicious meal, my family loves this dish. This is the most delicious meal, my family loves this dish. I have already made it about 4 times. I plan on making it again, Im already getting request for it.
Date published: 2011-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where do you find the seasoning packets? Where do you find the seasoning packets? Is there a substitute? Can bananas be used instead of plantains?
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds like what I've been looking for. Sounds like what I've been looking for. Can't wait to try it.
Date published: 2011-04-23
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