1 lb. ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (or just use cilantro paste like I do)
2 tsp adobo (in the international/ethnic food aisle or spice aisle)
1 envelope Sazón (in the international/ethnic food aisle)
2 tsp of bay leaves
8 green stuff olives, cut in half
1/2 cup raisins
4 or 5 plantains, peeled & cut into long strips (For really great directions on pictures on plantains, go here. I could try to explain it to you, but it won't be pretty.)
2 tbsp milk
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix ground beef, garlic, onion, green pepper, and cilantro in a large bowl.
Then mix in adobo, italian seasoning, vinegar, & Sazon.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tbs of olive oil.
Toss in the beef mixture and cook until brown.
Add bay leaves, olives, raisins, & tomato sauce.
Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, heat another large skillet with oil, on medium heat, just enough to cover the bottom.
Fry the plantains, a while on each side, until they are golden brown & crispy.
Butter the sides & bottom of an 8 x 13 baking dish.
Layer the bottom most layer with plantains.
Spread a layer of ground beef on top of the layer of plantains.
Top with a layer of mozzarella cheese and another layer of plantains.
Continue the process, ending with plantains.
Mix eggs & milk in small bowl. Pour evenly over the last layer. Let it soak in and then sprinkle with a last little bit of cheese.
Bake in oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
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