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Pastelon de Yuca recipe

Pastelon de Yuca recipe (Cassava Torte)


Butter a 3inch deep baking pan and heat in oven at 200°C.

  * * 2 lb of cassava
  * * half cup of mozzarella cheese finely sliced
  * * quarter cup of butter
  * *quarter lb of ground pork
  * * 2 tbsp of oil
  * * 1 basil bunch finely chopped
  * * 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  * * 1 small red onion diced
  * * 1 green pepper diced
  * * 1 pinch of ground pepper
  * * 1 pinch of oregano
  * * Salt


Pastelon de Yuca recipe

In a saucepan, heat a tablespoon of oil. Add the ground meat and stir to cook evenly. Add two tablespoons of water, the pepper, the oregano, onion, green pepper, basil, a pinch of salt and the tomato paste. Let it cook over low heat adjusting the water when necessary.

When the meat is cooked allow most of the water to evaporate and adjust salt to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.

Peel the cassava and boil it in water adding a tablespoon of salt. When the cassava is soft, remove from heat. Drain the water immediately and mash the cassava adding the butter until the mix is very soft. Spread a third of the mix in the baking pan. Cover with one third of the cheese and add half of the meat. Add another layer of the mix, then another third of the cheese and the rest of the meat. Cover with the rest of the mix and slices of cheese. Put in the oven until the cheese is golden. Serve hot.

Pastelon de Yuca recipe