Recipe by nancyzalani
"'Piononos' are a Puerto Rican dish that have sweet ripe plantains wrapped around a ground meat filling, then breaded and fried. This fills my craving for them even though it is layered and baked. I served this with basic Puerto Rican white rice and a garden salad with avocado. The meat filling can be made in bulk and frozen in batches for future use. Delicious!"
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cooked ham, cut into small dice
small pitted olives, chopped
capers, drained and chopped
This was excellent! We had piononos in PR many years ago and loved them. This satisfied our craving and was so easy. I used Goya frozen prepared plantains (3 pkgs), just thawed them and laid them on the bottom, put the meat mix on top and put another layer. I covered the casserole with one egg beaten with water (1TB) before baking. I made a few changes to the meat mix--I sauteed a sm onion in with pork and used fresh garlic. I wanted more of a picadillo flavor so put in a cpl TBs of vinegar, a healthy pinch of cinnamon and 1/2 c of currants (didn't have raisins) into meat mix. I did not use the ham. I think I will try beef next time as that is more traditional. Will make again and again! DH had thirds!
At the suggestion of someone else, I used frozen Goya plantains to cut back on the work a little. I thought the filling for the recipe was tasty, but the plantains were overly sweet. I was hoping they'd taste a bit more savory, like in plantain chips. I don't think I'll make this again, as only 2 of the 6 of us liked it at all, but if I did, I'd try it with plantains that aren't overripe. I won't use the Goya ones again (personal taste).
I was craving this for a very long time but I didint know how to make it ! So glad I found this recipe it was very yummy !
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Made this 2 days ago -- and it was DELICIOUS! Im not a big ham eater - so replace it with sausage which was the only change I made. It was an easy meal to put together....Family loved the meal. Had leftovers today for lunch. This recipe is a keeper!
really tasty , i added chopped onions , cilantro , fresh green bell pepper , fresh tomato and cheddar cheese on top .
I love it and it is so easy to make.
Really good - I've never had anything like it. I replaced the ground pork and ham with vegetarian meat crumbles.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Plantain Pie
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 293
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