Stews

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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Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

9 comments January 7, 2013
Estofado de Pollo con Tocineta (Chicken Stew with Bacon)

My grandmother was such an inspiration to me. She was strong, loving, generous, a wonderful homemaker. We were truly blessed when we were able to eat a meal at her house, as they were always authentic, fresh and delicious Colombian food. A chicken dish in Mamita’s kitchen would not be based solely on the boneless […]

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Garbanzos con Paticas de Cerdo (Chick Peas with Pork Feet Stew)

10 comments May 1, 2012
Estofado de Garbanzos con patas de cerdo

Mamita’s always said, “A good cook doesn’t need to follow a recipe to make a good dish. To be a good cook you just have to love food, have good taste buds, and don’t be afraid of the kitchen”. When I asked her for a recipe the answer was always to “Add a pinch of […]

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Sudado de Costillas de Res (Colombian Beef Short Ribs Stew)

10 comments April 27, 2012
Short Ribs Sudado

People always ask me how I would describe Colombian food, and my answer is always that the cuisine in Colombia varies from region to region. Each region has its own culinary traditions and is influenced by its regional agriculture, climate and the neighboring countries. However, we do have some dishes that are popular all over […]

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Estofado de Lentejas con Platano Maduro (Lentils with Ripe Plantain)

20 comments April 24, 2012
lentils with plantains and carrots

I’ve been on a lentils kick lately, I can’t get enough of them. They are healthy, versatile, and so tasty. They are the perfect comfort food. This can be a meal for the entire family, or just you alone, and the leftovers are great too. I ate them the next day while sitting on my […]

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Estofado de Albóndigas (Slow-Cooker Meatball Stew)

14 comments November 18, 2011
Slow - Cooker Meatball Stew

This Meatball Stew is perfect for this time of year, as it starts to cool down and you need something to warm you up. The flavor of the meatballs slowly cooked in a sauce of tomato, garlic, cumin, achiote, peppers, onions, cilantro, scallions, and vegetables is a delicious meal for the whole family. I love […]

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