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Cuban Food

Browse through a collection of Cuban food recipes all in one place! From 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 Cuban dish!

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.

Grilled Pork Chops with Mojo Marinade

Grilled Pork Chops with Mojo Marinade

In this recipe, thick cut pork chops are marinated in a homemade mojo, then they’re grilled until golden.

Yuca Frita

Yuca Frita

Yuca frita (fried yuca or yuca fries) is a fantastic side dish when you want to try something a little different. Fried yuca is similar to French fries. When they’re fried, the outside gets crispy and the inside remains creamy.

Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak)

Bistec Empanizado (Breaded Steak)

Bistec Empanizado (breaded steak) is a thin steak that’s seasoned, coated in cracker meal and fried until it is golden brown. It’s a traditional, and very popular, Cuban dish. Serve the steaks with lime wedges, white rice and beans for a traditional (and awesome) Cuban meal.

Cuban Chicken Sandwich

Cuban Chicken Sandwich

This Cuban chicken sandwich can be found in cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami. There’s no need to make the trip though, you can make it at home. In this recipe, thin chicken breasts are seasoned, Then they’re pan fried and served on Cuban bread and topped with grilled onions, lettuce, tomatoes and potato sticks. Really easy!

Carne con Papas

Carne con Papas

Carne con Papas translates to beef with potatoes. It’s a popular Cuban dish, and like most Cuban food, it’s made with simple, affordable ingredients. The ingredients in carne con papas are similar to what you’d put in a beef stew, but it is saucy instead of soupy.

Vaca Frita

Vaca Frita

Vaca Frita is shredded beef that’s quickly fried in a little bit of oil to create a crispy crust. It’s a popular Cuban dish that’s really easy to make and absolutely delicious. Serve the vaca frita with white rice and black beans for a traditional Cuban meal your family will love.

Puré de Malanga

Puré de Malanga

Puré de Malanga or malanga puree is simply mashed malanga. It’s similar to mashed potatoes, but with an earthy flavor that distinctly its own.   A malanga puree is commonly served as a side dish, baby food, or as a nutritious meal for someone who…

Cuban Soups

Cuban Soups

Here we’ve put together a collection of our favorite Cuban soup recipes. Each is different, with varied ingredients and delicious in its own way. Soups are a prominent part of Cuban cuisine. We hope you enjoy our take on these Cuban soup classics.

Pollo en Salsa

Pollo en Salsa

Pollo en salsa is chicken in tomato sauce with a Latin flair. This pollo en salsa recipe is easy to make. We use skinless, boneless chicken thighs because they stay juicy and flavorful, but cook up quick. The tomato sauce is seasoned with herbs and spices and gets an extra flavor kick from chorizo.

Ajiaco

Ajiaco

Ajiaco is a hearty soup that’s popular in Cuban and Colombian cuisine, although the two versions are quite different. A Colombian ajiaco is essentially a chicken and potato soup. A Cuban ajiaco, however includes pork and beef and a showcase of tropical vegetables.

Cuban Sandwich

Cuban Sandwich

A traditional Cuban sandwich is made with ham, Swiss cheese, roast pork and pickles all generously stacked on Cuban bread. The sandwich lightly buttered and heated on a plancha until the bread is toasty and the cheese is melted. It’s one of the best sandwiches ever!

Camarones Enchilados

Camarones Enchilados

Saucy and a little bit spicy, camarones enchilados is a Cuban dish similar to a shrimp creole. Camarones enchilados translates roughly to spicy shrimp. The sauce comes together quickly and you can make it as hot as you like, just add more or less hot sauce. This exotic dish is really easy to make, and will spice up your weeknight dinner.