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Puerto Rican Lasagna

sweet plantains, parmesan sauce, red beans & rice
4.2 stars
(413 reviews)
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Pinon or pastelon is a Puerto Rican dish that layers strips of sweet plantains with ground beef and a creamy Parmesan sauce. Kind of like lasagna, but with ingredients familiar to the island. The plantain is an incredibly versatile fruit, and this dish is a delicious example of its many uses.
Ingredients
  • Plantains
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Ground beef
  • White rice
  • Chicken stock (Filtered Water, Onion, Carrot, Celery, Parsley, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Black Peppercorn)
  • Sweet green peppers
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Red tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Cheese (whole milk)
  • Raisins
  • Garlic
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Capers
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Unsalted butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cilantro
  • Ham
  • Thyme
  • Nutmeg
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Black pepper
  • Egg
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 1010
Total Fat 45g
Saturated Fat 18g
Trans Fat 2.0g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 760mg
Total Carbs 122g
Dietary Fiber 14g
Sugars 35g
Protein 33g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

1 Stars
The flavors did not go well together. The plantains were way to sweet for the ground beef and the parmesan sauce was confusing with everything else. I couldn't eat it.
5 Stars
This was a really satisfying dish & wonderfully spiced--except that, given the sweet plantains, it needs an acid for balance, I added some lime-basil chimichuri sauce I'd made as a condiment and that did the trick. It would be a great addition.
4 Stars
This was a very nice change from traditional lasagna, with the plantains in place of the pasta noodles. I did feel that the plantain slices were a tad thick, so every bite was a bit too sweet for me, but overall it was delicious.
5 Stars
I guess there's another way to cook lasagna. The Puerto Rican version is delicious.... rivals the Italian version. Dig in there's plenty to eat.
5 Stars
Unique flavor, would order again if it came back.
5 Stars
excellent taste and texture. better than expected. will order again/
5 Stars
Everytime this is on the menu, I will order it. It is just so freaking good. However, the rice was undercooked this time.
5 Stars
Excellent! Nice size portion. Drizzled the sauce on top and cooked in the toaster oven. Delish!
1 Stars
I think I just didn't like the dish. The sweetness of the plantains didn't go well with the spices.
5 Stars
This was a really unique, flavorful meal. The plantains added a nice complexity that I didn't expect. I would have enjoyed a bit more sauce, as the portion was so generous (thank you!), but other than that, nothing to improve from my perspective.
1 Stars
The taste was a little off. Too sweet and the texture was strange. Also the presentation was not good. Just a block of lasagna on top of rice.
5 Stars
I will always order this when it's on the menu
5 Stars
The joy of lasagna w/o the heaviness. The Parmesan sauce melts well.
3 Stars
Too sweet. Would've been perfect with some spicy to even it out. If it was sweet & spicy it would've been amazing!
3 Stars
Too sweet but maybe it's supposed to be that way...
5 Stars
Absolutely awesome. Can't wait to get it again.
2 Stars
Not my favorite dish. Was bland and nothing special. Would be better if it had a yummier sauce and/or lots of delicious cheese on top or in it.
5 Stars
Huge portion and interestingly delicious flavors. Loved it.
5 Stars
Bring on more Puerto Rican dishes!!! Loved this!
5 Stars
Surprisingly tasty! Very inspired food combinations! Do more.
2 Stars
Weird combo, not that great. Plantain was unusually sweet.
5 Stars
This is my fave menu item!
5 Stars
Wow. Boy, was this good. Fantastic use of plantains. Yum yum yum!
4 Stars
Was a bit on the sweet side.
5 Stars
Very good!
5 Stars
So yummy!
4 Stars
Enjoyed this tasty and unique dish. The rice was a little watery after being microwaved.
5 Stars
Very good. Would get again
3 Stars
Very sweet and a little small. The rice was more Indian rice than Puerto Rican rice. Not bad. Just wouldn't order again.
5 Stars
Being Puerto Rican..This really brought me home. Absolutely wonderful! Such great flavors!
5 Stars
Delicious
5 Stars
This is my all time favorite meal from munchery. The plantains are so delicious in the lasagna. I feel a little bit unhealthy eating this (with all the cheese and fatty ground beef), but it's just so delicious.
5 Stars
Delicious! Please keep on menu
5 Stars
The lasagna was mind-blowingly tasty. Wouldn't have thought that a Parmesan sauce could go together with plantain so well!!
3 Stars
Too many plantains for me
5 Stars
My mother-in-law LOVED this lasagna!
5 Stars
Delicious blend of savory and sweet-reminded me of Cuban Picadillo. Very generous portion size. My initial intent was to eat half for dinner and save the rest for lunch the next day. But once I tasted it, I couldn't resist eating the other half!
4 Stars
If you like sweet and savory flavors together, you'll like this. Tasty. The plantains do make the dish quite heavy, which can be a good thing if you're hungry.
4 Stars
I wish the plantains would have been thinner, but overall really good!
5 Stars
Great flavor!
5 Stars
Amazing flavors! So full now!
5 Stars
Delicious
5 Stars
This was exceptional. I love plantains, and the texture of these was perfect. I would happily order this again.
4 Stars
The mix of sweet and savory of the "lasagna" was very good, but by the end of the serving, I was wishing it had just a little more savory in the mix. The sauce with the beans was quite nice and gave the rice the bit of extra flavor that it needed.
5 Stars
Absolutely amazing!! Loved the sweetness of the plantains mixed with the savory flavor of the meat and spices. Also very filling, could almost make 2 meals out of it. Thank you! I look forward to ordering it again.
3 Stars
Was super intrigued - beef and cheese sauce were super tasty, plantains made it overall too sweet. Would love to see a plantain layer switched out for maybe fried polenta.
5 Stars
Loved it!!
1 Stars
Way too sweet for me.
4 Stars
An unexpected combination of flavors that somehow worked well together. I did find myself deconstructing the lasagna though. I liked eating the plantain and the meat separately.
2 Stars
It was ok. Won't have it again though.
5 Stars
this was one of my top meals that I've gotten so far. AMAZING!
5 Stars
This was amazing!!! I loved the sweetness of the plantains pared with that wonderful parmesan sauce!! Definitely the best thing I've tried from Munchery thus far!
5 Stars
Amazing! Sweet and savory, large portion. One of my favorite munchery meals! Definitely a must try
4 Stars
Hearty meal. Enjoyed the flavors and loved the parmesan sauce. Glad I tried it out - not too sweet.
4 Stars
Very, very good. Would benefit from a salsa side to offset the sweet plantains. I matched it with homemade tomatillo salsa and it worked great. With the salsa I would give the dish 5 stars without a doubt.
5 Stars
It was delishness after a long day!!! Oh my goodness great job Chef Ali
4 Stars
It was a tad sweet because of the plaintains but overall it was a delicious dish with a lot of great flavors mixed together. It was also a very large portion size so you get a lot for your money. I look forward to trying more dishes from Chef Ali!
5 Stars
So yummy! The flavors were amazing. The plantain is sweet and went well with the filling. The rice and beans were also really good. Solid dish and would order again!
3 Stars
It was my first time trying this sweet plantains lasagna. It's delicious, but can be a bit sweet. I think the portion is on the smaller side.
5 Stars
Very unusual but in a good way! Will order again for sure!
5 Stars
Yummy
4 Stars
This lasagna was delicious! I ordered this dish out of pure curiosity having never heard of Puerto Rican Lasagna and having never considered this pairing. Everything was really tasty, seasoned well, and reheated perfectly. I'd definitely order again.
5 Stars
Wow! The flavors work together wonderfully. Rich and hearty. Would definitely order this again!
5 Stars
OMG, this is to die for!!!! Chef Ali, this dish is amazing, so tasty, LARGE; enough for 2 meals, and it is very satisfying. I love sweet and savory dishes, so taste buds are completely satisfied. Thank you!
3 Stars
Too sweet
4 Stars
Mad decent. Not crazy about it but it is tasty.
4 Stars
This dish was cool, the sauce was good. It was very generous serving and I needed to heat longer than directed