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Pastelón (Sweet Plantain Lasagna)

Pastelón is a popular dish from Puerto Rico. The Dominican Republic cuisine also includes the pastelón. It is a casserole made with layers of sweet plantain, eggs, and ground beef. You may also add cheese to this casserole, as well. Although, I grew up with the version of the pastelón without cheese. As long as your have your ingredients cooked and prepared, it's easy to make pastelón. It goes through the same kind of steps that lasagna goes through -- food items are stacked in layers.

What You'll Need:

1 lbs ground beef 1 onion, minced 3 gloves garlic, minced 1 green pepper, minced 2 tsp adobo 2 tsp oregano 1 packet of sazón ¼ cup tomato sauce 4 plantains, peeled and sliced into strips 3 eggs 2 cups white shredded cheese Vegetable oil Salt If you have sofrito, you can add about two tablespoons to cook with your ground beef! It will give it a pop of fresh flavor. >>> Learn how to make sofrito here: http://www.vingle.net/posts/871148-How-To-Make-Sofrito

How To Cook It:

For The Beef Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter square pan with 1 tbs of butter. Combine, beef, onion, pepper, garlic, adobo, oregano, and sazon. Mix well. Heat a large skillet at medium-high heat with 2 Tbs of olive oil, add meat mixture. Cook beef until brown and of the juices bubble up and tomato sauce. Mix and let simmer for 10 minutes, set aside. For the Plantains Heat a large frying pan with vegetable oil, just enough to coat the bottom. Fry plantains for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden and slightly crispy.Careful not to burn them! Drain oil from plantains on a plate with paper towel, set aside.

To Assemble Pastelón:

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 with 2 Tbs of milk, pour over the pastelón. 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.
Looks like I'll be having pastelón this weekend!
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buahahaha GOOD!!! @buddyesd
@alywoah I'm tellin ya I put on weight just reading your recipes lol that looks yummy :D
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I have a coworker who is obsessed with plantains, I have to send this to him!
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For instance, The International Seed Federation (ISF) has announced the food and agricultural sector as essential to enable the movement of goods and services across the world. Food products are essential products to survive, and hence, the food products such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, and others are transported to the end-user and consumers. This further helped the company such as Cargill Inc., Naturz Organics, and Dohler to produce large amounts of fruit and vegetable ingredients to meet consumer demand. IMPACT ON DEMAND The demand for fruit and vegetable ingredients is increasing drastically owing to their various application in the food industry. During COVID-19 Pandemic, the demand for fruit-based beverages was increased among the consumers as it is nutritionally rich. Also, the fruit ingredient beverage is rich in Vitamin C, Zinc, and other essential nutrients, which helps to fight against COVID-19 infectious disease. In addition, the consumer prefers fruit or vegetable flavored food products to satisfy their papillae. Hence, the demand is rising promptly and increase the growth of fruit and vegetable ingredients in the global market. Similarly, healthy snacking has become an important part of lives that helps to meet the required nourishment and nutrients. Hence, fruit and vegetable ingredient plays a major in fulfilling the consumer demand. Meanwhile, the pandemic has increased the consumption of vitamin-fortified juice products, which is target to boost up the immune system of the body. The dietary supplements of fruit and vegetable ingredients help to treat cardiovascular disease, chronic venous insufficiency and reduce inflammation. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cardiac disease is the major cause of death of around 610,000 people every year. Hence, the dietary supplement manufacturers are trying to increase the fruit and vegetable ingredients in the product to reduce the incidence of cardiac disease in the future. IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN COVID-19 is an infectious disease that originated in china with flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing. Food and beverage manufacturers depend on the supply of raw materials from domestic and international suppliers. As many governments restricted the movement of goods across countries and locally, manufacturers had to halt production due to a lack of raw materials. Also, limited transport option raises the shipment cost of the product. Thus, the lack of transportation affects the export of fruit and vegetable ingredient products to other countries. Owing to the disturbance in raw material supply, the manufacturers of ready-to-drink beverages with fruit and vegetable ingredients faced difficulty in the production of the products. Thereby, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the supply chain, which further adversely impacted the growth of fruits and vegetable ingredients in the global market. CONCLUSION During the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every sector is badly disrupted. The demand and supply of raw materials and products are also disrupted due to extended lockdown. Many companies are losing their key revenues due to closed outlets and decreased production levels. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, several manufacturers gave shut down their production process, and therefore, the demand for fruit and vegetable ingredients has also risen. The demand for fruit beverage products has increased during COVID-19. Also, the consumption of fruit and vegetable ingredient dietary supplements has risen among end-users as people are more aware of a healthy lifestyle. To meet the ever-growing demand for fruit and vegetable ingredients, the manufacturers attempted to launch innovative products. Also, the dietary supplement producers are trying to improve the fruity and vegetable content in their products to meet the nutritional requirement. Thus, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been boosted the fruit and vegetable ingredients market due to its health benefits. Thereby, the increasing consumption of fruit and vegetable ingredients is observed among the consumers during the pandemic condition, and it's projected to increase the market growth in the upcoming years.
Korean Girls Try Mexican Soda For The First Time!
Just when that whole YouTube trend of sampling foods from different cultures was losing its sparkle to me, Digitalsoju TV had to go ahead and introduce Korean girls to Jarritos. I've been wanting to write a card about Jarritos for a while now, as it's one of those Mexican sodas that are an essential part of the culture of Mexican cuisine. Sure, you can talk about Baja California seafood or the delicious carnes of central Mexico's ranching region, but what would that deliciousness be without a cold, fizzy Jarritos on the side? If you don't know Jarritos, it's an incredibly popular Mexican soda brand that's made with cane sugar and comes in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, guava, pineapple, and tamarind. In this video, the girls end up sampling the pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and guava flavors, but how does Jarritos translate in the Land of the Morning Calm? Let's look! Like any good soda, the first thing they notice is it's full of sugar. And then they all realize they're obsessed with the guava one. My favorite was the homegirl going too hard on the grapefruit. This one had her ranking all figured out. Does it match yours? Overall, these girls all agreed that Jarritos was delicious - and would be even more delicious mixed with a little vodka! You can check out their FULL commentary - plus their opinion on Squirt! - in the embedded video above. And then let me know: What's YOUR favorite Mexican soda flavor? And if you haven't tried Jarritos before, which flavor would YOU want to try? @bangtanboysfan1 @AnnahiZaragoza @fabiola12fb @abiersack666 @YeseniaLira @DianaKpop58 @reyestiny93 @AdaliaMartinez @exokpop12385 @michellefuentes @perlaaraujo73 @jessicacruz1480 @DulceOjeda @giselacampos14 @wuyifanslover @nevershoutnancy @mirandazamira @jooheony @YeseniaF @SunnyV @IlseJimenez @KpopGaby @NelyJoss @aabxo @aliciasalinas @ThyaremyCreator @Cuetlatchli @Sunflower18 @purplem00n23 @jannatd93 @Luci546 @ALEXCAMACHO @TehDL @buddyesd @JocelynPacheco @SarahRegulski @MyAffairWith @FelipeZambrano @LindaGuandique @KassyGuz96 @XDLP @alywoah @FelipeZambrano