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Bistec Encebollado (Cuban Steak with Onions)

What is Bistec Encebollado? Many people ask, “What is bistec encebollado?” Bistec encebollado is marinated Cuban steak and grilled onions.  Many  Cubans do not have access to high quality cuts of meat. Therefore, they make the best out of lower quality cuts of meat. For example, bistec is made from top sirloin cut very thin...

Cuban Picadillo

What is Cuban Picadillo? Cuban picadillo (pronounced “peekah-dill-ohz”) means minced meat or ground beef. It is cooked with sofrito, tomatoes or tomato sauce and spices. Many Latin countries and even the Phillipines all have their own versions. Even people from different parts of Cuba have their own versions. My Cuban mother in law taught me...

Torticas de Moron – Cuban Sugar Cookies

What are Torticas de Moron? Torticas de Moron are Cuban sugar cookies that originated from the city of Moron, in Cuba hence the name.  The best way to describe these scrumptious cookies is they are a combination of a sugar cookie and a shortbread cookie. Lime zest is the special ingredient that makes these tropical...

Cuban Sandwich

What is a Cuban Sandwich? A  Cuban sandwich or “Cubano” is a sandwich that starts with Cuban bread, mustard and 3 pickles. In between the bread is pork (Lechon), ham, and swiss. THAT’S IT – NOTHING ELSE! As I was preparing to write this blog post to share my favorite part about making Lechon which...

Cuban Fried Albondigas (Cuban Meatballs)

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...

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...

Cuban Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

What is a Cuban Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich? I can hear it now! There is no such thing as a Cuban Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. I know, I know – not until now. One day I had some left over cuban steaks in the refrigerator that I didn’t want to waste and I was in the mood...

Instant Pot Cuban Garbanzo Beans

How to Make Instant Pot Cuban Garbanzo Beans Most people associate Cuban food and black beans together because that is what is served on every restaurant menu. Let me introduce you to the other types of Cuban beans. I have already showed you red beans, white beans and black beans. Now let’s learn how to...

Instant Pot Cuban Red Beans

Instant Pot Cuban Red Beans As you know by now beans are a staple in Cuban cooking. I have introduced you to black beans, congri and white beans. Now we’re going to make Cuban red beans. Yes, we are going to use the Instant Pot again because we LOVE it. Also, of course it saves so...

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...
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