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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These little sliders are a mini version of the popular Cuban sandwich, with just a few tweaks. Instead of marinating for 24 hours, then spending all day roasting lechon, we use pork tenderloin marinated for a couple of hours in a traditional mojo. The pork…
These orange glazed pork chops are done in less than 15 minutes and are so good; they’ll make it into your quick and easy dinner rotation. Thick pork chops are pan fried until golden and finished with an Asian inspired orange glaze, that’s super easy…