Pastelon de Plátano Maduro ( Sweet Plantain Pie )

Pastelon de Plátano Maduro

Ingredients for Filling
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 red onion minced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
1 lb of ground beef
1 cup tomato sauce
1 seeded and minced bell pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt (or more, to taste)
1/2 tsp pepper (or more, to taste)
1 tsp chopped cilantro (or parsley)
1/4 tsp. Of adobo seasoning (I use Goya sin pimiento)
2 tbs. of chopped olives with pimentos ( optional we love olives )
1 heaping tbs. of Sofrito
6 plantains (very ripe)
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
You will need to Butter a 1-inch tall baking pan
Pre-heat the oven to 350 °F.
Peel the plantains and boil adding 1 teaspoon of salt to the water. Once the plantains are very tender remove from the heat.

Take the plantains out of the water and mash them with a fork. Add the butter and keep mashing until they are very smooth. Put half of the plantains mixture in the baking pan. Cover with some of the cheese. Cover the cheese with the meat. Cover with the remaining plantain mixture. You can add more cheese on top optional I didn’t because my son won’t eat it like that.

Bake until the top is golden brown.
It will be easier to serve if you wait five minutes after removing from the oven
I let bake usually for 15-20 minutes just to get that golden crust.
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