Beef

Guiso de Cola (Colombian-Style Oxtail Stew)

3 comments April 11, 2014
Guiso de Cola (Oxtail Stew)

This Guiso de Cola is not a quick weeknight meal, by any means, but it is most certainly a “make your house smell amazing” weekend kind of meal. It also makes for terrific leftovers! This Oxtail Stew is one of the most comforting dishes I know. A classic Colombian dish made with oxtails simmered in […]

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Patacones con Carne Desmechada (Fried Green Plantains with Shredded Beef)

13 comments November 27, 2013
Patacones con Carne Desmechada

I can’t even describe how good these patacones or tostones are! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed by now how much I love patacones and this  recipe is one of my favorites. I’ve been making this Patacones con Carne Desmechada recipe forever. It is a dish that looks and taste […]

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Capón de Ahuyama (Stuffed Squash or Pumpkin)

5 comments November 9, 2013
Capón de Ahuyama (Stuffed Squash or Pumpkin)

With so many pumpkins and squashes available this time of year, it’s the perfect time to post this traditional Colombian dish from Los Llanos called Capón de Ahuyama. Happily, this is a dish that will work with just about any winter squash. For my Capón de Ahuyama recipe, I used rice, corn, beef, hogao, and […]

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Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños

19 comments September 24, 2013
Pickled Jalapenos Peppers

The theme for this months Creative Cooking Crew challenge was: Pickle it! We had to pickle an ingredient and incorporate it in a complete dish. I decided to pickle one of my favorite Latin ingredients, Jalapeños!And for the complete dish, I made Beef Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Jalapeños. I love this dish because it is […]

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Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

5 comments May 26, 2013
Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

We Colombians love to cook with Coca-Cola. We use it to make rice, to cook meat and poultry, in desserts and appetizers. It may sound like a weird ingredient to use for cooking, but it gives wonderful flavor to savory dishes. This Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs recipe is the kind of thing you can […]

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Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

4 comments April 29, 2013
Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

Sobrebarriga is a particular cut of beef thats Spanish name literally translates to “over the belly” in English. The most comparable cut of meat that I’ve found here in the United States is flank steak. There are many different traditional Colombian dishes that use this cut of meat such as, Carne Desmechada (Colombian-Style Shredded Beef), […]

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Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

18 comments April 26, 2013
Beef with Lemon Aioli and Tomatillo Sauce Sandwich

This month the Creative Cooking Crew Challenge was to make a sandwich using 3 ingredients starting with the letters “BLT“. A traditional BLT sandwich is made with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, but of course we could not make the traditional BLT, but instead we needed to be creative using other ingredients that started with the […]

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