Pasteles are wrapped green banana stuffed meat pastries, traditionally served at Christmas time in Puerto Rico. I think these should have plantains, not bananas.
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What is it: Sweet plantains mashed together and layered with ground beef much like lasagna. Conclusion: Add pastelón to your bucket list.Get a recipe here.
What is it: Deep-fried 'fritters,' made of grated taro root (yautia), green plantains, and filled with savory ground meat or fish. Conclusion: Alcapurria food trucks on every corner.