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Pastelon cups

If you're a fan of handheld snacks, then you're going to love these delicious pastelon cups. Inspired by the traditional dish, pastelon, these savory cups are filled with a flavorful blend of ground beef, peppers, and spices, all stuffed in sweet plantain dough. They're perfect for a quick snack, appetizer, or even as a light lunch. The best part? They're incredibly easy to make, and can be customized with your favorite ingredients or whatever you have in the fridge. These pastelon cups are sure to become a staple in your kitchen, and are perfect for sharing with family and friends.


  • 24 frozen sweet plantains

  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 cups of prepared picadillo (recipe found on my site)


Place the frozen sweet plantains on a sheet pan and bake at 375° for 25 minutes

Remove from the oven, allow to cool and place in a food processor. Pulse on high for 2-3o until a smooth sweet plantain paste forms.

Grab about 1/3 cup of the sweet plantain masa and shape it into a disc. Place the disc into a greased muffin tin and use a small espresso cup or shot glass to form the cup.

Place about 1 tbsp of picadillo into the plantain cup and top with 1 tbsp of mozzarella. Over the mozzarella add another tablespoon of picadillo and finally cover with a second layer of mozzarella.

Place the muffin tin in the oven at 375° for 15 minutes. Set the oven to broil for 1-2 minutes then remove from the oven and enjoy!


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