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Pastelon

1 Hr(s) 15 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
55 Min(s) Cook
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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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
4 ripe yellow plantain s (1-1/2 lb.), peeled, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. sofrito sauce with tomato
2 tsp. capers
4 green olive s, sliced
1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
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.
3
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.
4
Layer half each of the plantains, meat filling and VELVEETA in 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat layers.
5
Bake 30 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size-Wise
Enjoy one serving of this hearty entree on a cold winter night.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the cubed VELVEETA.
Tip 3
Cooking Know-How
Rinse whole plantains and peels under warm water to help remove the peels.
Nutrition
Calories
340
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
21%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg
18%
Sodium 790mg
34%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
13%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 19g
38%
Protein 18g
36%
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
25%
Calcium
25%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings, 1 cup each
* 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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