Empanadillas de Pastelón
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Empanadillas de Pastelón

Carolina Ginorio makes it easier to enjoy all the flavors of pastélon on the go with this tasty mashup.

Jun 28, 2022

By Carolina Ginorio | @caroginorio_pr 

This recipe is a fun twist on a classic Puerto Rican dish called Pastelón. Pastelón is essentially a meaty lasagna that uses plantain instead of pasta. The layers of fried sweet plantain, saucy ground beef, and melty swiss cheese served are delicious together – and when paired with rice and beans on the side, it's the perfect meal. It's one of my favorites, but I don’t always have time to prep and cook a whole pastelón– cue the Empanadillas de Pastelón.

This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy the sweet and savory flavor combination of pastelón– inside a pocket of perfectly fried dough. Loisa's signature Sofrito cuts the cooking time for this recipe in half, while their Organic Sazón and Organic Adobo add the perfect touch of flavor to the Pastelón filling. These empanadillas are a certified crowd-pleaser, perfect as a party snack, school lunch, or a poolside afternoon treat.

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About Carolina

My name is Carolina Ginorio, I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I use my love of food and my background in design to make videos that highlight how fun it is to cook and eat Puerto Rican food. I started cooking as a way to feel at home even when I was far away, so although I may not make it the way your abuela would, each bite is sure to transport you to my favorite island on the globe.