Pasteles are Puerto Rican dumpling filled with Beef or Chicken of encased in masa dough that is then wrapped in a single banana leaf. The dough can be made with numerous ingredients such as cassava, taro or green bananas. The fillings are usually prepared with pork or chicken, with the addition of Sofrito and Spices used to bring out the flavor of the meat.
The typical condiments served with pasteles are ketchup, tabasco, or pique criollo, a hot sauce made from local hot chilis that have been pickled in vinegar with pineapple skin. The history of pasteles is debated, as some say that they originate from Taino Indians who came to the island when Columbus arrived, while the others claim they were invented by African slaves who used to work on sugar plantations.
When ready to cook bring a large pot of water with salt to a boil, drop in pasteles and boil for 45 minutes for fresh and 1 hour for frozen.
* Price per box $40.00
12 unit per box
3.5 oz each unit
Box Weigh 86 oz *