Comfort Food

Sobrebarriga en Salsa Criolla (Flank Steak with Colombian Creole Sauce)

9 comments June 6, 2013
Sobrebarriga en Salsa Criolla (Flank Steak with Colombian Creole Sauce)

Sobrebarriga en Salsa Criolla is a traditional Colombian dish made with flank steak and a very flavorful Creole sauce. This dish was one of my grandmother’s favorite Colombian dishes and she made it at least once a month for our Sunday family dinners. She usually served it with white rice, yuca, avocado and fries on […]

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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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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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Arroz Marinero (Colombian-Style Seafood Rice)

4 comments April 11, 2013
Arroz Marinero (Colombian Seafood Rice)

Arroz Marinero o Arroz con Mariscos is a traditional and popular rice dish from the Atlantic Coast of Colombia. It is made with a combination of seafood, vegetables and Colombian spices. I used shrimp, clams and white fish in my recipe, which are typical ingredients used to make the dish, but most people in Colombia […]

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Mote de Queso (Colombian Cheese and Yam Soup)

7 comments March 30, 2013
Mote de Queso (Colombian Cheese and Yam Soup)

I am sure many of my readers from the Atlantic Coast in Colombia have been wondering why haven’t I posted a Mote de Queso recipe yet. Good news, the wait is finally over, here is my recipe for this simple and popular soup! The reason I haven’t made this soup before is that I could […]

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Sancocho de Cola (Oxtail Colombian Soup)

8 comments March 21, 2013
Sancocho de Cola

Sancocho is a popular soup in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America and is a hearty and filling soup. The name of the dish “Sancocho” comes from the Spanish verb “sancochar“, which in English means to Parboil. There are many variations of sancocho in Colombia, each region preparing it in its own way. But, it […]

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