Stews

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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Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

17 comments January 14, 2014
Frijoles Rojos Colombianos (Colombian-Style Red Beans)

Beans are one of those foods that every Colombian eats, and personally, I love beans so much that I can eat them with rice every day. They are definitely my comfort food. This Frijoles Rojos Colombianos recipe is very simple to make, and even though it takes a couple hours to cook and the beans […]

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Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

7 comments October 5, 2013
Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

Beans were a big part of my diet growing up in Colombia. At least three times a week we’d have beans for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes red beans and sometimes white beans, but our staple was Frijoles Antioqueños. My mom would soak them overnight and cook them in the pressure cooker with Colombian aliños […]

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Estofado de Cerdo y Yuca (Pork and Cassava Stew)

11 comments April 20, 2013
Estofado de Cerdo y Yuca (Pork and Cassava Stew)

During the cold winter months, I love making my grandmother’s Pork and Cassava Stew to warm-up from the inside out. The pieces of pork loin are simmered in a tangy tomato sauce, spiced up with some of my favorite Colombian spices, giving it a fantastic flavor. Estofados are at the top of my list of […]

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Guisado de Camarones (Shrimp in Creole Tomato Sauce)

2 comments April 18, 2013
Guisado de Camarones (Shrimp in Creole Tomato Sauce)

I realized recently that I don’t have a recipe on My Colombian Recipes for this Shrimp in Creole Tomato Sauce, which was one of my favorites growing up. It is without a doubt one of my favorite meals to make on weeknights, because it is easy to prepare, and is packed with wonderfully comforting flavors. […]

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Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

6 comments March 15, 2013
Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Beef Stew

One of my favorite classic Cuban dishes is Picadillo Cubano, which has proven its deliciousness time and time again. Ground beef cooked in tomato sauce with onions, garlic, raisins, stuffed Spanish olives and wine, provides a rich and comforting dish. Last week I was craving this dish, but didn’t have ground beef at home, so […]

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Puchero Santafereño (Colombian Beef, Chicken and Pork Stew)

7 comments March 6, 2013
Puchero Santafereno

Today I am sharing another classic Colombian recipe with you, a hearty dish named Puchero Santafereño. This dish is named after Santa Fé de Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. Puchero is a dish that originated in Spain, as is the case with many other Colombian dishes. When the conquistadors came to Colombia from Spain, they […]

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