• Ground beef – 2lbs
  • Sazon – 1 packet
  • Sofrito – 1/4 of a cup
  • White onion – 1 onion
  • Red pepper – 1 red pepper
  • Garlic – 1 garlic bulb
  • salt – teaspoon
  • pepper – teaspoon
  • cilantro – 1/4 of a cup
  • Mozerella Cheese- 1 cup
  • Goya unpitted olives – 1/3 of a cup
  • Sweet yellow plantains – 9 bananas
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Peel the sweet plaintain and slice each one into 3’s.
  • Then place them into a pan with olive oil or vegetable oil and cook each side until a nice light brown color and place them into a large bowl.
  • Once you finish frying all of the bananas and FOOD RECIPE place them into a bowl let them cool off and start the ground beef portion of the meal.
  • In a large frying pan, fry onion, red pepper and garlic.
  • After about 5 minutes add the ground beef.
  • After you add the ground beef add a packet of sazon and your sofrito.
  • Once you see the ground beef looks cooked add some salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Once the ground beef is to your liking add the olives and cilantro.
Pastelon – Latin Lasagna

Layering Your Dish:

  • Take a 9 x 11 baking pan and spray it with cooking spray
  • Take your sweet plaintains that are in the large bowl and mash them together.
  • After you do the step above, take 1/3 of that bowl and layer it on the bottom and add the meat on top.
  • Once you do that add the cheese and repeat the steps above.
  • You should finish with the cheese being on top of the meat.
  • Cover your dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 – 45 minutes.

Finally you can enjoy with a nice bottle of Malta!

Credits by Ashley Yusupov

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