Sweet Plantain Pie

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'Piononos' are a Puerto Rican dish that have sweet ripe plantains wrapped around a ground meat filling, then breaded and fried. This fills my craving for them even though it is layered and baked. I served this with basic Puerto Rican white rice and a garden salad with avocado. The meat filling can be made in bulk and frozen in batches for future use. Delicious!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 2 ounces cooked ham, cut into small dice

  • ½ cup sofrito

  • 12 small pitted olives, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • 5 large plantains

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a baking dish.

  2. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the ground pork and cooked ham in the hot oil until the pork is completely cooked and no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside, reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings in the skillet.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Place the skillet over the heat and add the sofrito; cook and stir the sofrito for 5 minutes. Add the olives, capers, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and tomato sauce to the sofrito; cook and stir another 5 minutes. Return the ground pork and ham to the skillet and stir; simmer for 15 minutes, stirring a few times while it cooks.

  4. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Rinse the plantains and cut off their tips, leaving the skin on; cut each plantain into 2 to 3 segments each about 3 inches long. Cook the plantains in the boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes; drain and peel. Put the peeled plantains in a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher. Add the softened butter and sugar; mix.

  5. Spread about half of the plantain mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer the meat mixture over the plantains. Top with the remaining plantain mixture.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Brush the top with the melted butter and continue baking until the top is browned, about 10 minutes more. Remove from oven and allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes before slicing to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

643 Calories
33g Fat
76g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 643
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 890mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 49mg 247%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 1476mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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