Plantain Picadillo Pie gets its inspiration from traditional Caribbean and South American recipes. Picadillo means "little pieces". In this version, spiced ground beef combines with plantains and a tomato sauce for some great sweet and savory flavors.
- 6 very ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 can (7.6 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ Media Crema
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 MAGGI Beef Flavor Bouillon Tablet, crushed
- 1 cup (4 ounces) grated mozzarella cheese, divided
PLACE plantains in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring plantains to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes or until plantains are tender. Drain; add media crema and salt. Mash until smooth; set aside.
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COOK beef, onion and garlic in large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce and bouillon; cook for 8 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.
SPREAD half of plantain mixture on bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over beef mixture. Finish by spreading remaining plantain mixture over beef.
BAKE for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top. Serve warm.