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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!

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.

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.

Vaca Frita de Pollo

Vaca Frita de Pollo

Vaca Frita de Pollo is a fried shredded chicken dish that’s popular in Cuban restaurants all over Miami. The literal translation is chicken fried steak, but that’s not this dish. Vaca frita de pollo is cooked, shredded chicken that’s flavored with a delicious homemade mojo marinade and skillet-fried until browned and crispy on the outside.

Cuban Corn Stew

Cuban Corn Stew

This is a Cuban Corn Stew called Guiso de Maiz in Spanish. It’s a traditional Cuban dish, and like most Cuban recipes this stew is made from easy to find, affordable ingredients. Made with pork stew meat, corn, potatoes and spices, this stew is perfect for tight budgets and hungry appetites.

Pastelitos de Carne

Pastelitos de Carne

Pastelitos de carne are meat filled pastries that are topped with a sweet glaze. They can be found in Cuban cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami. But there’s no need to make the trip, because they can easily be made at home.

Tostones

Tostones

A classic Cuban side dish, tostones are fried green plantains; actually they’re twice fried green plantains. They’re really good with all kinds of dishes.

Pan con Bistec

Pan con Bistec

Pan con Bistec is a Cuban-style steak sandwich. They can be found in cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami, and they’re delicious. Pan con bistec are simple to make at home too.

Bistec a Caballo

Bistec a Caballo

Bistec a Caballo is the Cuban equivalent to steak and eggs. It translates to “steak on a horse” – don’t ask me why. This dish is simple to make, it’s a thin steak that’s quickly pan-fried, served on a generous bed of French fries and topped with a fried egg, preferably with a soft yolk.

Meatballs Cuban Style

Meatballs Cuban Style

In this recipe, the meatballs are seasoned with a combination of traditional Cuban spices – garlic powder, cumin, oregano, finely diced onions and parsley. Then they’re fried until golden, and cooked in tomato sauce with more onions and garlic.

Breaded Pork Steak

Breaded Pork Steak

In Spanish this dish is called bistec de puerco empanizado, translation: breaded pork steak, and it’s super easy to make. Here we serve the breaded pork steaks with yellow rice with mixed veggies, and store bought fried plantain chips for a delicious Cuban style meal.

Empanadas

Empanadas

Empanadas are stuffed pastries that are baked or fried. They’re usually stuffed with savory minced meat like chicken, beef or chorizo. In this recipe I replace ground beef with ground turkey and make a (mostly) traditional Cuban picadillo. Then the empanadas are fried until golden.…

Mojo Grilled Chicken

Mojo Grilled Chicken

This mojo marinated grilled chicken is so flavorful that it will become your favorite chicken recipe. In this recipe a whole chicken is butterflied and marinated in a homemade mojo for 24 hours. Then it’s grilled, low and slow until juicy, tender and delicious.

Turkey Picadillo

Turkey Picadillo

Traditionally, picadillo is made with ground beef, but this turkey picadillo recipe is just as delicious. Don’t roll your eyes, and don’t worry, all the flavor is still there. A combination of vegetables and spices make sure of that.