Plantain Picadillo Pie

Plantain Picadillo Pie
20 minutes
75 minutes
10 servings
  • Plantain Picadillo Pie gets its inspiration from traditional Caribbean and South American recipes. Picadillo means “little pieces”. In this version, spiced ground beef combines with plantains and a tomato sauce for some great sweet and savory flavors.

The Secret Ingredient

Media Crema
7 oz. Can


  • 6 very ripe plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (7.6 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ Media Crema
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 MAGGI Beef Flavor Bouillon Tablet, crushed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated mozzarella cheese, divided

Make It

Step 1

Place plantains in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring plantains to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes or until plantains are tender. Drain; add media crema and salt. Mash until smooth; set aside.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Step 3

Cook beef, onion and garlic in large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink. Stir in tomato sauce and bouillon; cook for 8 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Spread half of plantain mixture on bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over beef mixture. Finish by spreading remaining plantain mixture over beef.

Step 5

Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top. Serve warm.