@cooperlove: My hubby Loves Cuban food so when I don’t have the time to slave away in the kitchen all day. I’ve made these easy cuban dishes.
Cuban Spiced Pork Chops
2 (5 ounce) lean boneless porkchops
2 limes, juices of
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
Trim excess fat from pork chops. Use a knife to cut shallow cross-hatch marks over both surfaces of the chops.
Mix all remaining ingredients together in a resealable bag or non-reactive container. Add the chops and place in the refrigerator. Marinate at least an hour.
Grill or broil 8-10 minutes, turning once half way.
2 cups onion, diced
2 cups green pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil for sautéing
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds ground beef
3 large roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves (The is optional, but it makes it taste better!)
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup green olives, chopped
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper (to taste)
Sauté onion and green pepper in olive oil in a large frying pan. Sauté about 5 minutes, until the onion is softened, then add the garlic and ground beef.
Mash the onion and green pepper into the sautéing meat and cook until the meat is browned, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, cumin, cinnamon, cloves (optional) and oregano. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add olives and raisins and simmer 5 minutes longer. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over hot white rice.