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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!

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo is perfect comfort food. It’s really easy to make too, and doesn’t take all that long, so it’s perfect for weeknight meals. In this recipe we go all out with fried potatoes, veggies, spices and salty olives cooked with lean ground beef and tomato sauce.

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.

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo is a traditional Cuban dish made with chicken and yellow rice. Like many Cuban dishes, it’s not fancy but it is hearty, soul-satisfying comfort food. This arroz con pollo recipe isn’t difficult to make. And the ingredients are easy enough to find. It does take time and patience, but in the end, you will be rewarded with a big pot of delicious chicken and rice.

Cuban Split Pea Soup

Cuban Split Pea Soup

This Cuban style split pea soup, or potaje de chicharos in Spanish, is a thick soup that’s loaded with vegetables and smoked pork. In this recipe, yellow split peas are cooked with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes and smoked ham shanks to make a delicious, filling and affordable 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 […]

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee

Chicken Fricassee is the ultimate in Cuban comfort food. In Spanish it’s called Fricase de Pollo, and it’s dark meat chicken braised in a flavorful tomato sauce until it is fall-off-the-bone. Tender potatoes and salty olives finish this dish beautifully. Serve the chicken fricassee on generous bed of white rice for a filling, delicious, meal.