Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Learn how to veganize this amazing Latin comfort food! Made with layers of plantains, beef, and cheese, this drool worthy dish goes by many names including Ripe Plantain Casserole, Sweet Plantain Lasagna, Dominican Style Plantain Pie, or Puerto Rican Plantain Lasagna! In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we are making this delicious "Pastelon de Plátano Maduro" live on Pinterest TV! 𝑺𝒆𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒕-𝑩𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝑪𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒔!
1 tsp olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1 Tbsp mashed garlic
1 lb beyond ground beef
1 cup tomato sauce
1 bell pepper, seeded, and diced
2 tsp salt
½ tsp ground pepper
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
½ tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
5 ripe/yellow plantains
¼ cup organic butter
1 cup shredded vegan mozzarella
¾ cup vegan parmesan
Easy Vegan Recipe: Pastelón de Plátano Maduro
Peel the plantains and add to a large pot. Cover with water so they are submerged and add a pinch of salt. Boil plantains approx.15-20min until fork tender.
Meanwhile, prepare/season the vegan beef. Add tomato sauce to a blender with a pinch of salt, mashed garlic, red onion, bell pepper, ground pepper, cilantro, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, & sesame seed oil. Blend until well combined.
Heat oil over medium-low heat in a sauce pan then add the ground beef & sauce mixture and stir/cook until browned.
Remove plantains from heat and mash with fork. Add the vegan butter and keep mashing until plantains are smooth with no lumps.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease baking pan and add half of the mashed plantains to the pan, flatten and cover with half of the vegan mozzarella and parmesan cheese, followed by the entire vegan beef mixture.
Add the remaining plantain mixture, followed by the rest of the vegan cheese. Top with a little extra sauce to help the cheese melt.
Bake approx. 20-25mins until the cheese starts melting/browning. Remove from oven and let sit for 5min before serving.
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