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Plantain Lasagna, a sweet and savory version of lasagna, made with sweet plantains, beef, and cheese. | nashifood.com
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Plantain Lasagna

A sweet and savory version of lasagna, made with sweet plantains, beef, and cheese. I promise you won't miss the pasta.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe plantains
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 3 basil leave chopped

Beef Sauce

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic aprox 1 clove finely chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Cottage Cheese Mixture

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Gather all your ingredients

Beef Sauce

  • Finely dice the onion, carrot and celery stalk.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil and add the meat. Brown it for 5 minutes. Transfer the ground meat to a dish and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add the remaining olive oil and saute the onion, carrots, and celery stalk until tender.
  • Next, add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
  • Add back the ground meat to the vegetables and mix everything. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano.
  • Reduce to low heat, add the diced tomatoes and let it simmer for 15 minutes.

Cottage Cheese Mixture

  • In a medium size bowl mix the egg, cottage cheese with the Italian seasoning.

Plantains

  • Peel your plantains and slice them into long strips horizontally.
  • In a big skillet spray some oil and just lightly fry the plantain strips until golden on each side. Repeat until you have finished with all the strips.

Assembly

  • To assemble, line a loaf pan with some parchment paper to prevent the lasagna from sticking.
  • Start layering: plantain strips, cottage cheese mixture, ground beef mixture, and then mozzarella. Repeat one more time.
  • Mixed the remaining ground beef with the cheese mixture, and add it onto the top layer of the lasagna. Add remaining mozzarella.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes, garnish with the chopped basil leaves and devour!