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Pastelón is a Puerto Rican casserole dish layered like Italian lasagne made with sweet plantains, ground beef, tomato-based sauce and cheese.

Pastelón
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Pastelón from Puerto Rico, a casserole dish layered like Italian lasagne made with sweet plantains, ground beef, tomato-based sauce and cheese.
Alternative namesPiñón
CourseMain course
Place of originPuerto Rico
Serving temperatureHot

Ingredients and preparationEdit

The pastelón is a casserole dish consisting of typical Latin Caribbean foods such as yellow plantains, garlic, onions, cheese, butter, and meat. You would start by cooking the ground meat in a pan with sofrito, tomato sauce, sazon, vinegar, oregano, adobo. The plantains have to be ripened. Lightly fry the plantain and set them aside. Then layer dish as a traditional lasagna with mozzarella cheese. In some parts of Puerto Rico this dish is also known as "piñón" this dish originated is one of the many staple dishes in Puerto Rico along with the famous mofongo.

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