How to prep a fabulous casserole for 10 in just 20 minutes? Read on to see how we did it—and put plantains and pork blade steak on the grocery list!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1/4 cup oil
8 ripe plantain s, peeled, sliced
3 cups chicken broth, heated
5 cloves garlic, minced, divided
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
6 oz. Mexican chorizo, casing removed
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. dried Mexican oregano
1 green pepper, chopped
1 plum tomato, chopped
1/2 lb. pork blade steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup shredded KRAFT Queso Quesadilla Cheese
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Let's Make It
Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add plantain slices, in batches; cook 3 min. on each side until golden brown on both sides. Place in large bowl. Add broth; mash plantains until smooth. Stir in half the garlic; cover to keep warm.
Cook and stir bacon in same skillet until crisp. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from skillet. Crumble chorizo into skillet. Add onions, oregano and remaining garlic; cook 5 min. or until chorizo is done, stirring frequently. Stir in peppers and tomatoes; cook 3 min., stirring occasionally. Stir in chopped pork steak; cook and stir 2 min. or until evenly browned. Stir in bacon.
Layer half the plantain mixture in 2-qt. microwaveable casserole; cover with layers of meat mixture, remaining plantain mixture and cheese. Microwave on HIGH 5 min. or until pork steak is done and casserole is heated through.
Serve with a crisp, mixed green salad.
How to Easily Peel Plantains
Use a sharp knife to cut lengthwise slit in peel of each plantain. Soak in warm water 3 min; drain. Slip your fingers under the peel of each plantain, then gently remove peel.
Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar than regular bananas. A staple food in the tropical regions of the world, the firmer unripe plantains have a neutral flavor and texture similar to that of potatoes, making them suitable for steaming, broiling or frying. The sweeter flavor of ripe plantains makes them perfect for snacking.
Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.