How to Make Puerto Rican Pasteles Recipe
To prepare the Puerto Rican pasteles recipe (stuffed plantain leaves) first place the shredded vegetables, liquid seasoning, salt, and milk into a food processor; pulse until well blended.
In a small sauce pan, warm the olive oil and mix with annatto powder.
Pour into food processor and pulse together with vegetable mixture.
Take a piece of plantain leave, add a teaspoon of oil and rub onto the leave.
Add about 3 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture and top with about 1 ½ tablespoons meat filling.
Fold one side over the filling; fold opposite side in, folding around until there is no excess vertically.
Fold in the ends to completely close in the filling.
Tie cooking string around like a gift to secure.
Place the Puerto Rican pasteles into a large pot of boiling water and let cook for 45 minutes.
Carefully unwrap the Puerto Rican pasteles and serve.