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Andouille Sausage Puffs

Andouille Sausage Puffs

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Cuban Style Red Beans

Cuban Style Red Beans

When you think Cuban food, beans are usually on the menu. In Spanish this dish is called frijoles colorados, and they’re a staple in Cuban cuisine. The beans are made with simple ingredients including herbs, spices and pork. The pork used is typically an inexpensive cut. Smoked ham hocks or shanks, sausage, or a leftover, meaty ham bone are all good options. Cuban style red beans are traditionally served with white rice as a side dish, or as a stand-alone soup.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio & Italian Sausage

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio & Italian Sausage

If you’re looking for a quick and affordable meal to serve your family on busy weeknights, look no further than this spaghetti aglio e olio & Italian sausage. Most of the ingredients needed to make this delicious meal are probably in your pantry already. Grab some fresh Italian sausage and parsley at the market and you’re on your way to dinner.

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga is a thick, creamy soup, made creamy more by the texture of the Malanga than actual cream. Easy to make using simple ingredients, this soup is a delicious way to try something different.

Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy is the perfect dish for brunch, and it works for breakfast-for-dinner too. My family has been enjoying this sausage gravy for years. My step-dad would make this on leisurely Sunday mornings, and we loved it! Served over warm biscuits, this thick, creamy, and super flavorful gravy is comfort food at its best. I hope your family enjoys this sausage gravy as much as mine does.

Sausage Stuffing

Sausage Stuffing

This sausage stuffing is a family favorite. It’s really easy to make and uses simple ingredients. In this recipe, flavorful sausage, toasted almonds, vegetables and bread are combined to make the best stuffing. Now, we don’t actually stuff the turkey, instead we make the stuffing in a casserole dish and serve it as a side dish.

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

This sausage and potatoes skillet is easy, affordable and delicious, a winning combination for weeknight dinner! In this recipe, fully cooked sausage is simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce with potatoes. Then, to make it extra filling, it’s topped with hard boiled eggs. Serve this meal with crackers or bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Braised Chicken Thighs

Braised Chicken Thighs

In this recipe, chicken thighs are braised in a delicious mushroom and garlic sauce. This meal is really easy to make so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. Prep is minimal, and it comes together quickly. Serve the braised chicken thighs with noodles or mashed potatoes with a generous amount of the mushroom and garlic sauce for a satisfying meal.

Bacon and Lentil Soup

Bacon and Lentil Soup

This bacon and lentil soup is easy to make and delicious. In this recipe, bacon is cooked until crispy, then onions, carrots, celery and garlic are sautéed in the drippings. Add a few spices and you’ll have a hearty and flavorful pot of lentils. This soup is great for weeknights since lentils cook up pretty quick; by bean standards.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish; they’re a staple for sure on your holiday table and comfort food at its best! They’re pretty easy to make too, and in this recipe you’ll find simple tips to make the best mashed potatoes!

Cuban Pork Chops

Cuban Pork Chops

These Cuban pork chops or chuletas de cerdo in Spanish, make an easy, affordable and quick dinner. In this recipe, thin-cut pork chops are seasoned with garlic powder, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper. Then we squeeze some fresh lime juice over them and let them marinate for great flavor. Serve the pork chops with white rice and black beans or mashed potatoes for a filling and delicious meal.


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Cuban Style Red Beans

Cuban Style Red Beans

When you think Cuban food, beans are usually on the menu. In Spanish this dish is called frijoles colorados, and they’re a staple in Cuban cuisine. The beans are made with simple ingredients including herbs, spices and pork. The pork used is typically an inexpensive cut. Smoked ham hocks or shanks, sausage, or a leftover, meaty ham bone are all good options. Cuban style red beans are traditionally served with white rice as a side dish, or as a stand-alone soup.

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga is a thick, creamy soup, made creamy more by the texture of the Malanga than actual cream. Easy to make using simple ingredients, this soup is a delicious way to try something different.

Cuban Pork Chops

Cuban Pork Chops

These Cuban pork chops or chuletas de cerdo in Spanish, make an easy, affordable and quick dinner. In this recipe, thin-cut pork chops are seasoned with garlic powder, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper. Then we squeeze some fresh lime juice over them and let them marinate for great flavor. Serve the pork chops with white rice and black beans or mashed potatoes for a filling and delicious meal.

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a traditional Cuban dish that’s easy to make and delicious. The literal translation of ropa vieja is “old clothes”, odd I know. It’s called this because the shredded beef resembles tattered, old clothes. What it actually is: Steak, usually flank, that’s boiled, shredded and cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce.

Cuban Roast Pork (Lechon Asado)

Cuban Roast Pork (Lechon Asado)

In Cuban Culture, roast pork (lechon asado) is the meal served on all special occasions. Christmas, Weddings, New Year’s… roast pork is on the menu. This is a traditional recipe using a homemade mojo marinade. Roast pork is a two-day event. The pork needs to marinate in the refrigerator overnight. Then you roast it, low and slow for hours.