Pastelon

4.4
(9) 6 Reviews
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
15
min.
Servings

8 servings, 1 cup each

Inspired from a traditional Puerto Rican comforting meat pie, this flavorful dish is filled with layers of melted VELVEETA, flavored meat and fried plantains.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add plantains; cook 3 min. or until golden on both sides, turning after 1-1/2 min. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  • Cook bacon, onions and peppers in same skillet 8 to 10 min. or just until bacon is crisp and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add ground beef; cook 5 to 7 min. or until done, stirring frequently. Drain. Add all remaining ingredients except VELVEETA; cook on low heat 5 min. or until mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
  • Layer half each of the plantains, meat filling and VELVEETA in 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat layers.
  • Bake 30 min. or until heated through.

Size-Wise

Enjoy one serving of this hearty entree on a cold winter night.

Substitute

Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the cubed VELVEETA.

Cooking Know-How

Rinse whole plantains and peels under warm water to help remove the peels.

Servings

  • 8 servings, 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 340
% Daily Value
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 790mg
Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 19g
Protein 18g
   
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %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.

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  • afeliciano83 | Thu, May 5 2011 2:54 PM

    I make this quite often. I make it a little different than what the recipe says on here, and it doesn't take as long. It is a hit with the family

  • alex161 | Thu, Aug 5 2010 12:49 PM

    My local grocery store doesn't have plantains, so I substituted green bananas. That didn't work out very well - difficult to brown and the taste was quite odd with the rest of the ingredients.

  • dennisse01 | Tue, Nov 18 2008 1:26 PM

    I loved it.

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