This is a typical dish from the Dominican Republic. It can be used as the main dish, with a salad on the side. You can also have it as a side. It's a healthy and delicious meal. It's an easy to make recipe. Enjoy it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Filling:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Place plantains and salt into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until plantains turn a darker yellow; add 1 cup water to the pot, bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.

  • Mash plantains, milk, and butter together in the pot until smooth.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ground beef, onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, garlic, and chicken bouillon, adding water if mixture gets too dry, in hot oil until beef is browned and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Spread 1/2 of the mashed plantains into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour meat mixture over the plantains and top with Cheddar cheese. Spread remaining mashed plantains over the cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until plantains are golden and filling is bubbling, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can replace the filling with a vegetarian filling or add two fillings to please your audience. Also, you can add pimento-stuffed manzanilla olives to the filling. I love to have it with some avocado on the side and with a green salad.

Nutrition Facts

783 calories; protein 26.8g 54% DV; carbohydrates 100.6g 32% DV; fat 35.1g 54% DV; cholesterol 107.1mg 36% DV; sodium 739.2mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
We make this in Puerto Rico too! Most of my family doesn't mash the plantain, they slice it and layer the bottom. I have eaten it both ways and it's so yummy!! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2014
We make this in Puerto Rico too! Most of my family doesn't mash the plantain, they slice it and layer the bottom. I have eaten it both ways and it's so yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2016
Turned out OK but the store didn't have ripe plantains. Do NOT use green plantains! Or substitute with mashed potatoes and voilá! Shepherd's pie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2014
I made this recipe and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2016
That was a very nice discovery easy interesting and flavourful! My 4 stars come from the fact that a little something was still missing to be really great: lime juice? green chili? pepper?... But everybody liked it otherwise. An interesting tip: I blended all together the leftovers adding water and Maggi to make a comforting soup on the next day and it was a WOW! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2018
I enjoyed this. I made it with ground chicken instead of beef since I don t eat red meat. I ll make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2018
Delicious!! my husband loves plantain so I surprised him with this dish; the whole family loved it will do again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
Love it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2018
It was very simple and it was delicious. The fact that I had some very ripe plantains made the dish tastier. Will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2019
I made it exactly as written. It was 98.6% delicious. Read More