Today I am putting a healthy twist on a Latin classic with a lighter variation of ropa vieja. Traditionally, ropa vieja or carne desmechada is made with beef, but I made this recipe with chicken and surprise! It's just as tasty as the traditional version. Served over rice with tajadas de maduro, it's an excellent dish that the whole family will love.
Traditionally, ropa vieja or carne desmechada is made with beef, but this recipe swaps in chicken for a healthier (but just as delicious!) variation. Served over rice with tajadas de maduro, this Chicken Ropa Vieja is an excellent dish that the whole family will love.
Ropa vieja, a flavorful shredded beef dish usually served with rice, plantains, and beans, has many, many variations. Some recipes have been passed down through generations and we all think our grandmother's recipe is best, of course. A hearty meal that makes delicious leftovers (sandwiches piled high on toasty rolls, it's wonderful over arepas, rice or tostadas), the dish is a great way to feed a crowd and prep for busy weeks ahead.
We ate pork chops regularly at home when I was living in Colombia, but here in the United States, I don't make them nearly enough, and that's a shame! They're inexpensive and when cooked properly, can be as succulent and satisfying as an expensive steak.
While a good pork chop doesn't need much more than salt and pepper to be delicious, Coffee Crusted Pork Chops play around with different spices creating tender, spicy, deeply flavorful pork chops with just a hint of sweetness.
Empanadas are a very popular Latin American treat that can be found at any meal and at most bodegas and sidewalk street vendors. They come in variations ranging from savory to sweet, large to small, and baked to fried, and the possibilities for filling them are endless.
Make empanadas a meatless meal with a surprising veggie filling: avocados! The crust is flaky and buttery and the avocado filling is creamy and spicy and served with a fresh cilantro sauce, they're a great recipe to add to your repertoire.
Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish from the Pacific region of the country, which includes the departments of Nariño, Chocó, Cauca, and El Valle del Cauca. This region of Colombia is located on the Pacific Ocean and borders Panama in the north and Ecuador in the south.
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