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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Frijoles Verdes con Torticas de Choclo (Bean Soup with Corn Fritters)

10 comments March 26, 2011
Bean Soup with Corn Fritters

A couple of weeks ago I made one of my favorite Colombian soups from the Antioquia department of the country. A rich canary bean and pork soup topped with fried corn fritters. I like to serve it with white rice and avocado on the side. If you’ve been visiting my site for a while, you […]

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Estofado de Cerdo (Pork Stew)

6 comments November 4, 2010
Estofado de Cerdo

Estofado de Cerdo is a Colombian dish consisting of pork cooked in a tomato-based sauce that includes carrots, potatoes and green beans. For this recipe, I used canned tomatoes, but you could easily use fresh tomatoes and add other vegetables such as peas and yuca. This dish is delicious served with rice and avocado. Buen […]

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Chicken Stew with Beer(Pollo Estofado en Cerveza)

21 comments October 13, 2010
Chicken Estofado

This Chicken Stew, or Pollo Estofado, is a flavorful tomato sauce-based dish. It could not be much easier to make and it makes for great leftovers. Be sure to serve it with sweet plantains and plain white rice, great for catching all the tomato sauce. Buen provecho!

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Cazuela de Camarones con Champiñones (Shrimp and Mushroom Casserole)

22 comments June 15, 2010
Cazuela de Camaron

I’ve been thinking about making this Shrimp and Mushroom Casserole for days. My sister mentioned it to me while she was visiting a couple of months ago. She had it while she was living in Cartagena and said it was delicious. I hadn’t made it before, but the list of ingredients made my mouth water… […]

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Cazuela de Pollo y Frijoles Blancos(White Bean and Chicken Casserole)

27 comments May 28, 2010
Cazuela de pollo y frijoles blancos

The picture may not look appetizing, but this white bean and chicken casserole was absolutely delicious. Easy and simple to make and you can use your left over chicken. It sounds perfect to me This dish is very versatile, you almost can’t go wrong with any variety of ingredients. Try using pulled pork or roasted […]

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Canary Bean Stew with Meatballs ( Frijoles Canarios con Albondigas)

36 comments April 9, 2010
Canary Beans with Meatballs

I know, I know spring is here and stew is probably the last dish you want to see right now, but as I mentioned before, in Colombia we eat soups and stews all year round. Even on the coast of the country, where it is always very hot, 80-90+ degrees, people eat delicious and hot […]

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