Ingredients Click Picture to Enlarge
4 ripe yellow plantains
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
4 tbsp. olive oil (and not Popeye's girlfriend)
2 tbsp. sofrito
1 medium onion, (peeled and chopped)
1 tbsp. Manzanilla olives
1 tbsp. capers (alcaparrado)
8 oz. grated cheddar cheese
1 medium green bell pepper (chopped)
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 lb. ground sirloin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel the plantains, cut them in half length wise and slice into 1/2 inch strips.

Heat the 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan or skillet and fry the plantain strips over moderate heat until golden, about 3 minutes. Set aside.

Wipe the frying pan clean (and don't get burned). Heat the remaining olive oil and sauté the onion and the bell peppers until the onion is “see thru”. Remove from pan and set aside.

In the same pan, (do not wipe clean) brown the sirloin over high heat, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to medium. Add the onion, bell pepper and the remaining ingredients, except the cheddar cheese. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes.

Grease a shallow baking dish and layer as follows: 1/2 of plantains, 1/2 of meat filling, 1/2 of plantains, 1/2 of meat filling. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

Bake uncovered for 1/2 hour.

Remove from oven, let stand 5 - 8 minutes.

Cut into wedges (Not to be confused with weggies ha ha) and serve with crusty bread.

Spray your baking pan with "Pam" or like product for an easy clean up.

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