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Cuban Food

Browse through a collection of Cuban food recipes all in one place! From traditional favorites like Cuban roast pork and fricase de pollo to hearty soups, like ajiaco and sopa de pollo there’s something that’s sure to please. So take a look around and find your new favorite dish, Cuban-style!

Sofrito

Sofrito

Sofrito is a combination of aromatics sautéed in oil. It’s used in Latin American, European and Caribbean cuisine. It adds a unique and deep flavor to food.

Cuban Beef Recipes

Cuban Beef Recipes

Some of the most popular Cuban dishes are made with beef. From ropa vieja, the national dish of Cuba, to bistec de palomilla, which is on regular rotation in every Cuban kitchen, this collection of Cuban beef recipes has all the favorites.

Cuban Food Pantry

Cuban Food Pantry

Cuban cuisine is simple. There are no fancy ingredients – on the contrary there are lots of beans, rice, cheap cuts of meat and root vegetables. Here we’ve put together a list of pantry items and ingredients common in Cuban food, along with a collection of classic recipes to use them in.

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo, or chicken and rice, is a classic Cuban one pot dish. Made with chicken and seasoned yellow rice it’s a Sunday dinner- comfort food favorite!

Sopa de Platano (Plantain Soup)

Sopa de Platano (Plantain Soup)

Sopa de platano (plantain soup) is a thick, starchy soup that’s popular in Caribbean cuisine. In this recipe we’re going with a simple Cuban-style sopa de platano. The ingredients are few and simple so that the plantains get a chance to shine.

Cuban Chicken Recipes

Cuban Chicken Recipes

If you’re looking for something different to do with chicken, try these Cuban chicken recipes. Add a taste of the tropics to your dinner routine! In this collection you’ll find everything from soup to fried chicken. Each recipe is different and delicious!

Chicharrones de Pollo

Chicharrones de Pollo

Chicharrones de Pollo is the Cuban food version of fried chicken. In this recipe, dark meat chicken pieces are cut into chunks and seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper. Then they’re coated in seasoned flour and fried until golden and crispy.

Mojo Marinade

Mojo Marinade

Mojo is a garlic and citrus marinade that’s used in Cuban cuisine. It injects wonderful flavor to meat, especially pork and chicken.

Fricase de Pollo (Chicken Fricassee)

Fricase de Pollo (Chicken Fricassee)

Fricase de pollo (chicken fricassee) is a traditional Cuban dish. Made with chicken, stewed in a flavorful tomato sauce and finished with potatoes and olives, it’s the ultimate comfort food. Plus, it’s easy to make, affordable and hearty, perfect for hungry appetites and lean budgets.

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo

Picadillo is a classic Cuban dish. It’s made with ground beef that’s cooked in tomato sauce and flavored with aromatics, herbs and spices. It’s a simple dish to make and uses affordable, easy to find ingredients. This is a great weeknight meal, especially when time and money are little tight.

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a traditional Cuban dish made with shredded beef in a flavorful tomato sauce made with onions, garlic and spices. Other popular additions include bell peppers, olives and capers. In this recipe we keep it really simple so the saucy shredded beef really shines!

Frituras de Malanga (Malanga Fritters)

Frituras de Malanga (Malanga Fritters)

Frituras de malanga, or malanga fritters are grated malanga root combined with egg and flavored with parsley, garlic, salt and vinegar.

Cuban White Bean Soup (Caldo Gallego)

Cuban White Bean Soup (Caldo Gallego)

This hearty soup is loaded with white beans, smoked ham, beef, chorizo and vegetables.

Chicken Empanadas

Chicken Empanadas

In this chicken empanadas recipe, chicken breast is cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce and olives for a salty kick.