Recipe from VELVEETA®
Inspired from a traditional Puerto Rican comforting meat pie, this flavorful dish is filled with layers of melted VELVEETA, flavored meat and fried plantains.
Servings: 8 servings, 1 cup each
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
2 Tbsp.KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressingsee savings
4ripe yellow plantains (1-1/2 lb.), peeled, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slicessee savings
6 slicesOSCAR MAYER Bacon, choppedsee savings
1onion, choppedsee savings
1green pepper, choppedsee savings
1 lb.ground beefsee savings
1 can (8 oz.)tomato saucesee savings
2 Tbsp.sofrito sauce with tomatosee savings
2 tsp.caperssee savings
4green olives, slicedsee savings
1/2 lb. (8 oz.)VELVEETA«, cut into 1/2-inch cubessee savings
HEAT oven to 350 degrees F.
HEAT dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add plantains; cook 3 min. or until golden on both sides, turning after 1-1/2 min. Remove from skillet; set aside.
COOK bacon, onions and peppers in same skillet 8 to 10 min. or just until bacon is crisp and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add ground beef; cook 5 to 7 min. or until done, stirring frequently. Drain. Add all remaining ingredients except VELVEETA; cook on low heat 5 min. or until mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
LAYER half each of the plantains, meat filling and VELVEETA in 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat layers.
BAKE 30 min. or until heated through.
kraft kitchens tips
SIZE-WISE: Enjoy one serving of this hearty entree on a cold winter night.
SUBSTITUTE: Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the cubed VELVEETA.
COOKING KNOW-HOW: Rinse whole plantains and peels under warm water to help remove the peels.
Per serving: Calories 350, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 840 mg, Carbohydrate 35 g, Fiber 3 g, Sugars 19 g, Protein 18 g, Daily Values: Vitamin A 30%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 25%, Iron 15%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.