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Cuban Food Anyone Can Make at Home

Cuban food is well-known for being delicious. You can also prepare Cuban dishes without damaging your financial budget. Let’s take an exclusive look at four different Cuban dishes you can make without any culinary experience.

Cuban Empanadas


1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 lb ground meat (you may use chicken, turkey, or beef)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (any brand will suffice)
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
1/2 cup tomato sauce
8 large refrigerated biscuits


1. Brown ground meat. Drain the fat.

2. Add the remaining ingredients to your meat (without the egg).

3. It is now time for you to pat out your biscuits. Your biscuits should be 1/2″ thick. Carefully put a spoonful of meat mixture on each biscuit. Brush the biscuit edges lightly with egg. Fold each biscuit in half. Each biscuit should resemble a turnover. Crimp the biscuit edges sealed with your fork.

4. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for fifteen minutes.

This is a simple dish that you can make with ease. The overall ingredients of this meal will surpass your expectations.

Mojo Chicken


1/2 cup sour orange juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 minced garlic cloves
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
4 skinned chicken-breast halves with the bone
1 can of cooking spray


1. Combine juice and the next seven ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag. Add the chicken and seal the bag. Allow the ingredients to marinate in refrigerator at least one hour. You may allow the ingredients to marinate up to three hours.

2. Preheat oven to 375°.

3. Place chicken in a large baking pan coated with cooking spray. Cover the chicken and allow it to bake for twenty minutes. Uncover and bake twenty minutes or until the chicken is ready.

Mojo Chicken has a unique and delicious taste that will make you extremely happy.

Cuban Spiced Pork Chops


2 (4 ounce) lean boneless pork chops
Juice of two limes
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Two crushed garlic cloves
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
¼ teaspoon onion powder


Trim the excess fat from pork chops. Use a sharp knife to cut crosshatch marks over both sides of the pork chops.

Mix the remaining ingredients together in a container or resealable bag. Add the pork chops and place the container or bag in the refrigerator. Allow the ingredients to marinate for at least one hour. Broil or grill the pork chops for eight to ten minutes. Turn the chops over once half way.

This is the perfect dish for anyone who enjoys the classic flavors of a Cuban pork roast.

Cuban Beef and Potatoes

2 lbs. top sirloin tip lean beef (cut in two-inch cubes)
2 large peeled potatoes
l cup of chopped onions
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 cup chopped green pepper
3 minced garlic cloves
16 ounces tomato sauce
1 small pack of frozen green beans
1 cup red wine
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of oregano
2 cups of water
2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of capers
1 fresh bay leaf
3 tablespoons of black pepper and vinegar salt

You need a large saute pan for this dish. Prepare the beef by sprinkling pepper and salt around all sides. Set the beef aside. It is now time to heat the oil over medium-high heat in a saute pan. Saute the onions and bell peppers for a few moments. Add the garlic and saute the vegetables for an extra two minutes.

It is now time for you to add all your ingredients without your green beans and potatoes. Add beef. Stir the beef carefully with the ingredients. Allow the pan to come to a boil.

Turn the heat to low. Cover the pan and allow it to simmer for one hour. The dish is ready when the beef is tender. Add the green beans and potatoes after one hour. Allow the ingredients to cook until the potatoes are soft or tender. Serve with yellow or white rice

This is a popular dish that will satisfy your taste buds with ease.