Dominican Ripe Plantain Pastelón (Casserole) (In Spanish)   
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Ripe yellow plantains Ground vegan protein Vegan deli slices
(Tofurky brand, vegan ham, etc.)
Vegan cheese slices or shreds (Daiya brand)
Vegan parmesan cheese
Bell peppers
Garlic powder
Liquid seasoning
Tomato sauce
Soy milk
Vegetable butter

  1. Cut the bell peppers into small squares.
  2. Dice the onion and half of a tomato.
  3. Pre-heat some oil, and then add in the vegetables.
  4. Add a little liquid seasoning, and let them cook for a while.
  5. Meanwhile, take the chopped vegan meat, and put it in a mixing bowl with the seasoning.
  6. Add in the vegan meat into the vegetables.
  7. Add in the tomato sauce and a little water. Mix it.
  8. Stir a little and let it absorb the flavor of the seasoning.
  9. Put the lid on for a while.
  10. Meanwhile, take the plantains and peel them. Open a little slot in the peeling, and peel it by hand.
  11. Put a little water to boil.
  12. Add in a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of salt into the water.
  13. Add in the plantains to boil. When the plantains already soft and well-done, put them in a container. Drain the water.
  14. When the vegan meat is ready, put it on a container for use later. The meat shouldn’t be too dry or too wet.
  15. Start mashing the plantain in the same container so it became like a paste.
  16. Add in a little vegan butter. If the plantains are a little harder, use a bit of soy milk.
  17. Add in the vegan cheese powder, mix it well.
  18. Once the plantain is well mashed, place a layer of plantains on a pan which has been covered by a little of vegan butter.
  19. Add the second layer with vegan protein, or vegan meat. Sprinkle it over the pan evenly.
  20. Add a little vegan cheese on top.
  21. Continue by adding another layer of plantains on top.
  22. Add a little more of vegan cheese on top.
  23. Put it in the oven until browned for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  24. To make sure the plantains is well cooked, put a knife in the middle, if the knife comes out a little dirty, it means that is not yet ready to serve.
  25. For the second pan, use some vegan deli slices and vegan cheese (tofu) slices as the filling.
  26. Butter the pan first, and make a first layer with plantain, the second layer with vegan deli slices.
  27. Make the third layer with the vegan cheese.
  28. Add a layer of plantains on top.
  29. Add another layer with vegan deli slices and vegan cheese.
  30. Place it in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes until the vegan cheese is nicely browned, toasted.
  31. The Ripe Plantain Pastelón can be served with rice, salad or just simply alone.

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