(DOMINICAN PLANTAIN AND BEEF POCKETS)
Today I will show you how to make authentic Dominican Pasteles en Hoja. These beef and vegetable masa pockets are quite easy to make and don’t take too long.
– Vegetable Oil – Green Bell Pepper – Red Onion – Garlic Cloves – Lean Ground Beef – Adobo – Ground Black Pepper – Dried Oregano – Sazon Culantro – Tomato Sauce
The first thing you will need to do is make the beef picadillo filling. To make the beef picadillo, start by heating some olive oil, add the chopped onion, and sauté until it is translucent.
Next, add the ground beef, seasoning and herbs, and cook until it is browned. Drain any excess fat and remove it from the heat.
While the beef filling is cooling, you can make the plantain masa. Start by peeling and grating the plantains and cocoyam.
Now that the masa is done, it is time to assemble the Pasteles En Hoja. You will need to have your plantain leaves and beef filling ready to go.