Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ripe Plantain Casserole

Yesterday was the Independence of the Dominican Republic and I decided to go back to my roots. I remember when my mom would make this so I decided to give it a try and have the hubs taste it, he loved it! It’s a good way to celebrate the Independence.

6 ripe Plantains
Grated cheese
¼ cup of butter
For the filling
1 lb. of ground beef
Olive Oil
Tomato Paste and Sauce
White onion
Green Peppers
1 garlic clove
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Butter a 1-inch tall baking pan.
2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Boil plantains, I prefer to not peel them, add 1 teaspoon of salt.
4. Boil until really tender. When done add the butter and mash them. Set aside.
5. In a small bowl, mix meat, pepper, onion, salt, pepper and garlic.
6. In a sauce pan heat the Olive oil.
7. Cook the meat until golden brown. Add the tomato sauce and paste.
8. When meat is cooked throughout let all the liquids evaporate, set aside.

To assemble
1. Put half of the plantain mixture in the baking pan. 
 2. Cover with cheese.
3. Cover the cheese with the meat.
4. Cover with the rest of the plantain mixture and cheese.
5. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

~ B

1 comment:

  1. Looks like this came straight from a cooking show. I'm going to give this a whirl and see how it comes out.