Pastel De Carne con Papa Dulce



1/2-1lb of ground round

half of a yellow onion-chopped

1 large garlic clove-minced

1-2 tablespoons of olive oil

Sea Salt to taste

handful of pitted green olives

2-3 large sweet potatoes

1/2 cup of milk

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Brown the meat in a pan with onion, garlic and olive oil. Salt to taste. When the meat is done cooking, add the green olives which you have sliced in half. Set aside.

In a pot bring water to boil. Peel and cut the sweet potato in small cubes , add salt to the water and place the potatoes to boil-about 15 minutes. When the potatoes are soft(test it with a knife), drain and place them back in the pot with about 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter and about 1/2 cup of milk. Use a masher and mash the potatoes as much as possible. Stir together all ingredients until it is nice and creamy.

Use an oven safe baking/casserole dish and assemble the Pastel. First a layer of the sweet potato puree, then the meat and then top it with more sweet potato puree. When ready to eat, heat the oven to 375 and place the dish in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until everything is warm. Enjoy!


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