Using a sharp knife, cut both ends off the plantain. Slit the peel from top to bottom and remove it by pulling it back.
Heat oil in a skillet. Fry the plantains in batches until lightly brown for about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Heat oil in a skillet. Sauté onions, garlic, spices, bell pepper, tomato sauce, ground meat, and beans. Season to taste.
Line the bottom of the baking pan with fried/baked plantains. Add a layer of the beef mixture. Repeat plantains and meat alternately.
For an extra twist, add optional cheese between each layer if desired.
Combine eggs, pour over pastelon. Bake at 350℉/177℃ for 25-30 mins. Egg cooks, cheese bubbles.
Let the pastelon cool for 5 minutes, then serve warm. Indulge in the delicious flavors of this traditional Latin American dish!