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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.

Carne con Papas

Carne con Papas

Carne con Papas is a Cuban comfort food favorite. It’s similar to beef stew, except that it’s saucy not stewy. Typically, the recipe calls for inexpensive beef that’s cut into small chunks and braised in a rich and flavorful tomato sauce until tender. Potatoes are always added to this dish, after all they’re in the title; the rest of the ingredients depend on the cook.

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.

Italian Sausage Parmigiana

Italian Sausage Parmigiana

Italian Sausage Parmigiana, for this dish, flavorful Italian sausage is topped with pasta sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and crunchy breadcrumbs. Then it’s served on top of a bed of pasta, for a fun take on traditional Parmigiana. Since it comes together quickly and easily this delicious dinner is perfect for hectic weeknights. Enjoy!

Baked Chicken and Vegetables

Baked Chicken and Vegetables

This baked chicken and vegetables is a whole meal in one pan. This dish is really easy to prep and cook. While the cooking time is a little over an hour, it’s totally hands off. Once it’s done, you’ll have a wholesome, filling and delicious meal with very little fuss.

Beer Brats

Beer Brats

These beer brats are easy to make and delicious. Fresh bratwurst are browned and simmered in beer. The sausages are served on buns and topped with sliced onions that were cooked in the same skillet; so they’re golden and super flavorful.

Pork Schnitzel

Pork Schnitzel

If you’re looking for something different for dinner, or you want to put together an Oktoberfest feast, try this pork schnitzel recipe. Schnitzel is a piece of meat that has been pounded thin. Then it’s dredged in flour, breaded, fried and served with fresh lemon. The pork is simply seasoned with salt; the lemon really wakes up the flavor of the dish.

Warm Potato Salad

Warm Potato Salad

This is a simple warm potato salad that makes a wonderful side dish for any meal, or Oktoberfest celebration. In this recipe, small red potatoes are boiled until tender. Then they’re combined with onions, bacon and a slightly vinegary sauce. It’s a delicious potato side dish that is sure to become a favorite.

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.

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.