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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.

Potaje de Lentejas

Potaje de Lentejas

Potaje de Lentejas – a potaje is a Cuban-style bean stew. Typical ingredients include beans, meat (usually an inexpensive cut) and vegetables – mainly root vegetables. For this stew, we use lentils, ham shanks, potatoes, carrots and pumpkin. Plus we add aromatics and spices: onions, garlic, oregano, cumin and a bay leaf to flavor this stew beautifully.