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.
Tag: one pot meals
In this recipe, chicken thighs are braised in a delicious mushroom and garlic sauce. This meal is really easy to make so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. Prep is minimal, and it comes together quickly. Serve the braised chicken thighs with noodles or mashed potatoes with a generous amount of the mushroom and garlic sauce for a satisfying meal.
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.
This Italian sausage lentil soup is hearty, delicious and full of good-for-you ingredients. It’s loaded with lentils, carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, and spinach. Ok sure, it has Italian sausage, but you have to live a little, right? Add a hearty piece of crusty bread and this soup makes a very satisfying meal.
This southwestern steak soup is hearty, and really easy to make. Affordable beef round and simple pantry ingredients combine to make this delicious soup. It’s a little bit spicy and totally satisfying. With beef, tomatoes, black beans and corn, this soup won’t leave you hungry.
This Italian Sausage and Pastina Soup is delicious and really easy to make. It’s loaded with Italian sausage, vegetables and pasta. The pastina – which are tiny pasta pieces – thickens the soup nicely, so it’s hearty. Using canned tomatoes and frozen vegetables, cuts…
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.
Bistec en Cazuela is a typical Cuban meal; and like many Cuban dishes, it’s not fancy – but it sure is good! Bistec en cazuela translates to steak in a pot, and that’s what it is, kind of. It’s thin steaks cooked in a flavorful tomato sauce with garlic and plenty of sliced onions.
Cuban-style beef soup or Sopa de Res in Spanish, is a really easy and affordable way to get a home-cooked, nutritious and delicious meal. For this soup, an inexpensive cut of beef is cut into small chunks. The beef is cooked in a rich and flavorful broth that’s flavored with onions, garlic and a blend of spices. Then we add potatoes and carrots, and of course, like most Cuban dishes we serve it with white rice.