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Fried Albondigas - Cuban Style - served with white rice and plantains

Cuban Fried Albóndigas (Cuban Meatballs)

Cuban Fried Albóndigas: A Delicious Twist on a Classic Craving a hearty and flavorful meal? Look no further than Cuban Fried Albondigas! These savory, deep-fried meatballs are a vibrant twist on the traditional Cuban Albóndigas dish, normally simmered in a rich sofrito sauce. What are Albóndigas? The Spanish word for meatballs is albondigas. Albóndigas are …

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Traditional Cuban Albondigas

What are Albondigas? The Spanish word for meatballs is albondigas. Albondigas are small meatballs made of ground meat and rice. Traditionally, they are served in soup. A broth-based soup loaded with vegetables. Some recipes have potatoes some do not.  Most of the recipes found online are also traditionally Mexican. It is really hard to find …

Congri (Moros y Cristianos)

How to make Congri (Moros y Cristianos) What is Congri? Let’s first start with how to say Congri. It’s pronounced con-gree. Now that we know how to say it, what is it? Congri is the combination of black beans and rice  made together in the same pot. When the rice is cooked it is cooked …

Cuban black beans (frijoles negros) and rice

Cuban Black Beans and Rice Traditional Cuban black beans and rice  is a staple in Cuban cuisine. Just look at any Cuban restaurant menu and you will find them.  They can be served with bistec encebollado (steak with onions), breaded steak, Cuban fried chicken, pork chops or lechon asado (Cuban roasted pork). As you can …

Chicken Fricassee

Fricase de Pollo (Chicken Fricassee)

How To Make Fricase de Pollo (Chicken Fricassee) Step into the vibrant world of Cuban cuisine with a timeless favorite—Chicken Fricassee. Embark on a culinary journey infused with rich flavors and cultural significance as we uncover the art of crafting this traditional dish. From tender chicken simmered in a savory tomato-based (sofrito) sauce to the …