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Plantain and Beef Pie

Plantain and Beef PieThis recipe for a savory main dish pie, using ground beef and tropical plantains, is a hearty and delicious choice for a family meal when you'd like to try something unique. Garnish with some extra shredded mozzarella cheese for extra eye appeal.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 very ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (7.6-ounce) can NESTLÉ Media Crema
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 cup tomato sauce
1 MAGGI Beef Flavor Bouillon Tablet, crushed (1 teaspoon)
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. 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.
  4. Spread half of plantain mixture on bottom of 13x9x2-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.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top. Serve warm.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.