Category caribbean

black bean and bacon dip

Black Bean and Bacon Dip (Frijoles Molidos ? Puerto Rico)

10 ounces dried black beans
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely minced yellow onion
3 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3 tablespoons finely minced fresh cilantro
1/3 cup sour cream
5 bacon strips, fried and crumbled

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mango-marinated beef kabobs

Mango-Marinated Beef Kabobs

1 small ripe mango
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 drops red pepper sauce
1 pound beef boneless sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
2 large firm bananas, each cut into 6 pieces
12 (1 1/2-inch) cubes fresh pineapple

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guava cake

Guava Cake (Puerto Rico)

10 tablespoons butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 pound guava paste*, cut into 16 slices

* Available in finer supermarkets and Hispanic specialty shops.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy...

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puerto rican beef stew

Puerto Rican Beef Stew

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pounds beef top round, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
2 onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup tomato sauce
3 bay leaves
Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste
1/2 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 pound potatoes, peeled and...

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vaca frita

Vaca Frita (Cuba)

1 (2 1/2 pound) flank steak, cut in half
    (or chuck steak or roast)
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
1 large onion, cut in half and each half thinly sliced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

Place the beef and bay leaf in a large saucepan, cover with salted water, and cook o...

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