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Plantain and Meat Pie

Source: Saveur Magazine
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2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
4 aji dulce (Caribbean chiles), cored and chopped, or 1/2 Italian frying pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 pound ground round
1 1/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 pound string beans, trimmed, quartered crosswise, and boiled until tender
1/2 bunch cilantro, trimmed and minced
2 tablespoon pimiento stuffed olives, chopped
1 tablespoon capers
salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 yellow plantains
vegetable oil
6 eggs, beaten
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Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, aji dulce, bell peppers, and garlic, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium high, add meat, and sauté, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until cooked through and liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, string beans, cilantro, olives, and capers. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute, then set aside.

Trim ends of plantains with a sharp knife, then make a few slits through skin the length of each plantain. Use thumb to help peel skin from flesh. Trim off any woody fiber stuck to plantains. Slice plantains lengthwise into 1/4 in. thick slices. Pour vegetable oil into a large skillet to a depth of 1/2 in. and heat to 325 degrees F. on a candy thermometer over medium heat. Fry plantains in batches until slightly caramelized and golden yellow, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange a third of plantains in a layer in a medium baking dish; cover with half the filling. Repeat layers, ending with plantains. Pour eggs over plantains. Bake until eggs are set, about 30 minutes.

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Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Rating: 5
by: Betzaida, PR Reviewed: 09/18/2011
Plsnysin snf Meat pie
I am from Puerto Rico, and here it is calle "piñon". It is delicious. The plantain has to be very ripe because its increase the flavor. It can be done with ground chicken or corned beef. I skip the green beans and add a little cream cheese to the meat. On top of the beaten eggs i put shredded cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese. This can be combined with rice and beans or a green salad.
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