Papa Rellena Recipe

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Submitted by paocesp

Makes 12 servings



From: http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/beansgrainspotatoes/r/paparellena.htm

Recipe Ingredients for Papa Rellena

1/2 cup raisins
4 large potatoes, 3 pounds
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced aji pepper, or jalapeno
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 pound ground beef
1 cup beef broth
1 egg
1/2 cup flour, for dusting
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
12 tbsp oil

Recipe Directions for Papa Rellena

  1. Place the raisins in a small bowl and pour 1 cup boiling water over them. Let them soak for 10 minutes.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel the potatoes and place them in the pot. Cook the potatoes until they are tender when pierced with a fork.

  3. While the potatoes are cooking, cook the onions, garlic, and peppers in the vegetable oil until soft and fragrant.

  4. Add the cumin and paprika and cook 2 minutes more, stirring. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.

  5. Drain the raisins and add them to the ground beef. Add the beef broth and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes more, until most of the liquid is gone.

  6. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and let cool.

  7. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them in a colander. Mash the potatoes thoroughly, or pass them through a potato ricer. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Chill the potatoes for several hours, or overnight.

  8. Once the potatoes are very cold, stir the egg into the mashed potatoes until well mixed.

  9. Shape the papas rellenas: with floured hands, place about 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes in one hand, and make a well in the center. Fill the well with 1-2 tablespoons of the beef mixture. Mold the potatoes around the beef, adding more potatoes if necessary, and shape the whole thing into an oblong potato shape, with slightly pointy ends, about the size of a medium potato.

  10. Repeat with the rest of the mashed potatoes. Coat each stuffed "potato" with flour.

  11. In a deep skillet or deep fat fryer, heat 2 inches of oil to 360 degrees. Fry the potatoes in batches until they are golden brown. Drain them on a plate lined with paper towels.

  12. Keep the potatoes warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.

Categories

Beef, Potatoes, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 215.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
325
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.7g
26%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
49mg
16%
Sodium
296mg
12%
Potassium
742mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
29.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
5.3g
Protein
15.3g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
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