If you grew up in Hawaii or near Puerto Rican you probably love Pastele Stew. Try this easy recipe and it will become your family's favorite stew.
- 3-4 lbs. pork butt and pork belly (cut in bite size pieces)
- 10 green bananas
- 2 1/3 plus 1/3 c. olive oil
- 2 packets of 2 oz. annatto seeds
- 2 large onions chopped
- 8 cloves garlic
- 4 bay leaves
- 3 bunches cilantro chopped
- 1 c. tomato sauce
- 3-4 cans medium olives
- 2 bouillon chicken cubes
- 4 tablespoons cumin
- 8 c. water
- to taste Salt & Pepper
Peel large green bananas with paring knife (as if an apple). Soak in warm water for 8 minutes.
Using gloves grate on smallest grate of grater. Mix in 1 c. of prepared achoite oil (use within 2 days)
In large pot put 2 tablespoon of achoite oil and brown pork in batches
Add onions, garlic, salt, bay leaves and 2 bunches of cilantro. Cook until softened (don’t drain).
Add tomato sauce and olives with their liquid. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes.
Add masa, 8 c. water, cumin and chicken bouillon. Cover and simmer for 1 hour (stir every 10 minutes to avoid sticking).
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Calories: 10451kcalCarbohydrates: 376gProtein: 294gFat: 899gSaturated Fat: 140gPolyunsaturated Fat: 92gMonounsaturated Fat: 631gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 818mgSodium: 22355mgPotassium: 11153mgFiber: 82gSugar: 174gVitamin A: 8335IUVitamin B1: 9mgVitamin B5: 27mgVitamin C: 158mgCalcium: 1324mgIron: 49mg