Plantain Pie
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Hispanic
  • 4 medium sized plantain, semi ripe
  • oil for frying
  • 1 lb minced meat chicken or beef
  • ½ cup green seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic,minced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 6 leaves chadon beni, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2½ cups cheese, grated
  1. Peel and slice the plantains lengthwise.
  2. Place in a bowl and sprinkle a ½ tsp of salt.
  3. Mix and set aside 5 minutes.
  4. Over a medium flame fry 5 seconds on both sides then drain.
  5. Season the minced chicken with green seasoning, chadon beni, ½ tsp salt, onion and garlic.
  6. While cooking add the tomato paste and soy sauce.
  7. Cook for 20 – 25 minutes. Adjust salt if necessary.
  8. Note: Before we started layering we averaged that the pie would make about three layers so decided to separate the meat.
  9. Layer a greased baking dish with plantain followed by the meat and a few sprinkles of cheese.
  10. Continue layering until all ingredients are used up.
  11. Note: Make sure to reserve some of the cheese for the topping.
  12. Pour the evaporated milk then sprinkle the rest of cheese over the top.
  13. Bake for 30 mins at 350°F. Serve cool.
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at