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Cuban Lasagna

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Cuban Lasagna is a combination of chef Juan Montalvo’s favorites in Cuban food, picadillo and plantains. In this recipe the plantains replace the noodles and the filling is the Picadillo, with some white cheese. Hope you enjoy it.
  Lean ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Green pepper 1 Medium, diced
  Garlic cloves 3 Medium, minced
  Tomato sauce 15 Ounce (One 15 Ounce Can)
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1 Medium
  Pimento stuffed olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Green Olives)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Plantains 4 Medium, peeled, sliced lengthwise
  Eggs 3 Medium
  Queso blanco/Mozzarella cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded (Mexican)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter square pan with 1 tbs of butter.
Brown beef in a heavy bottom pot with olive oil. using a wooden spoon crumble up the beef. Once browned drain excess fat and set aside.
Return pot to stove, add olive oil and sauté onion, pepper and garlic. Add tomato sauce, cumin, oregano and bay leaf. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, set aside. Remove the bay leaf before assembling lasagna.
Peel plantains and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes till soft. Set aside and let cool. Once cooled cut plantains lengthwise and set aside.
To assemble lasagna: Take your prepared square pan, start with a layer of plantains, then beef, then a fistful of cheese, repeat. You want to finish with cheese and plantains.
Beat 3 eggs and pour over the lasagna. Let it sit for a minute allowing the egg to soak in. Top off with just a bit more cheese.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes to firm up.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Lasagna is an all-time favorite dish for any one who simply drools over pasta. And this Cuban version is just another good way to binge. Juan Montalvo shows how to prepare Cuban style lasagna at home. This easy to put together, mouthwatering skillet dish doesn't take any more than 40 minutes to prepare.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1149 Calories from Fat 502

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g89.5%

Saturated Fat 25.1 g125.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 308.6 mg102.9%

Sodium 1171.7 mg48.8%

Total Carbohydrates 91 g30.4%

Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.1%

Sugars 42.9 g

Protein 70 g140.5%

Vitamin A 90.1% Vitamin C 155.2%

Calcium 75.2% Iron 45.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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