How to make it

  • Brown the meat in the oil, then add the onion, green onions, garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, the optional ingredients (if desired), and the salt and pepper and cook down over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • The mixture should be fairly dry.
  • Using the vegetable oil, coat the inside of the banana leaves.
  • Divide out the corn among the leaves and spread it about 5 inches square and ¼ inch thick on each leaf.
  • Divide out the meat mixture and spread it out over the corn (about two tablespoons per leaf).
  • Fold up the leaves into envelope-like packages and secure them with the string.
  • Either boil the pastelles or steam them for an hour.

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  • skyduchess 9 years ago
    Most Asian Markets sell the Banana Leafs. They are not costly... Free however on the island.

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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    where can I buy banana leafs? These sound good
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