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Our Favorite Piñon

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9 servings

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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. Add half the plantains; cook 1-1/2 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with 2 Tbsp. of the remaining dressing and the 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 heat 10 min. or until meat is done, stirring occasionally.
  • Beat whole eggs, egg whites and milk with whisk until well blended; set aside. Place half the cooked plantains in bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with layers of half each of the meat mixture, beans and cheese; repeat all layers. Pour egg mixture over pinon; cover.
  • Bake 30 min. or until center is set. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

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.


  • 9 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

Feel good about serving this meal to family and friends. Not only does it taste great, but it's also a good source of calcium from the cheese.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 9 servings
Calories 380
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 780mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 10g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 35 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 40 %DV
Iron 20 %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.

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  • angela2278 |

    Where do you find the seasoning packets? Is there a substitute? Can bananas be used instead of plantains?

  • hilda_r |

    Sounds like what I've been looking for. Can't wait to try it.

  • jjdjrules |

    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.