Inspired from a traditional Puerto Rican comforting meat pie, this flavorful dish is filled with layers of melted VELVEETA, flavored meat and fried plantains.
What You Need
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
Heat oven to 350°F.
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.
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.
Layer half each of the plantains, meat filling and VELVEETA in 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat layers.
Bake 30 min. or until heated through.
Enjoy one serving of this hearty entree on a cold winter night.
Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the cubed VELVEETA.
Rinse whole plantains and peels under warm water to help remove the peels.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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.