Baked Meat Pie

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 square slices 1x


A baked plantain meat pie, our tropical lasagna, that is both a delicious savory and sweet dish.



  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups shredded Gouda cheese
  • 4 to 6 ripe plantains, cut off ends
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lite salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 11/2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 8 pimiento-stuffed green olives, cut in halves
  • 2 tablespoons sofrito
  • 2 seasoning envelopes of coriander and annatto


  1.  Place ripe plantains on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 350°F.
  2.  Peel plantain and cut each plantain lengthwise into 3 to 4 slices, about 1/4-inch thick.  Set aside.
  3.  Add the remaining ingredients into a skillet (except cheese, ground turkey, baked plantain slices and beaten eggs) and sauté for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the ground turkey.  Coat the ground turkey with the tomato-oil based sauce.   Cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes lover medium-low heat.
  5. After 5 minutes of cooking, stir meat frequently, breaking up any clumps, until you obtain a minced or chopped meat mixture.
  6. Cover with lid and cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7.  Place the meat filling in a bowl and set aside.
  8. Spray bottom of baking pan with olive oil.  Pour half of the beaten eggs to cover bottom of baking pan.
  9. Layer with baked sliced plantains.  Place meat filling and spread evenly on top of plantains.
  10. Sprinkle meat filling with shredded Gouda cheese and repeat with another layer of sliced baked plantains.
  11. Add the remaining meat mixture and spread evenly on top of sliced baked plantains.
  12. Cover meat mixture with another layer of sliced baked plantains.
  13. Pour the other half of beaten eggs.
  14. Cover the plantain meat pie completely with a layer of shredded Gouda cheese.
  15. Place in oven uncovered for 30 minutes at 350°F or until cheese has completely melted.
  16. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before cutting.


I used an 11 X 7 X 1.5 baking pan.

  • Category: Meat Pies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Plantain Meat Pies