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Venezuelan Pabellon Bowl | Mommy's Home Cooking

Venezuelan Pabellon Bowl

This Venezuelan Pabellon Bowl is meal perfection! Shredded beef, black beans, white rice and fried plantains, make this dish a hearty, filling and most delicious lunch or dinner ever. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mommy's Home Cooking


  • Vegetable oil to fry
  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 1 Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice Family Bowl
  • 3 – 4 cups Venezuelan Shredded Beef, warmed
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, warmed
  • 4 small arepas (optional)
  • Cilantro to garnish (optional)


Fry the Plantains:

  • Heat about 1-inch of oil (just enough to coat the bottom of the pan) in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  • Peel the plantains and discard the skins. Slice diagonally into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Fry the plantains in oil, turning occasionally, until a golden-brown color, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.

Heat the rice in the microwave following the packet instructions.

    Assemble Bowls:

    • Divide the Venezuelan Shredded Beef, white rice, black bean and fried plantains into 4 bowls. Add 1 – 2 mini arepas to each bowl, if desired.
    • Garnish with cilantro and serve.


    The cooking time in this recipe card does not include the Venezuelan Shredded Beef prep/cook times. For more detail about how to make Venezuelan Shredded Beef click here.