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Discover the delicious flavors of Cuba with these easy and authentic recipes that will transport you to the island in no time.

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Cuban cuisine is a fusion of African, Spanish, and Caribbean flavors that creates a unique and delicious culinary experience. From the classic Cuban sandwich to the refreshing mojito, there are plenty of dishes to explore and enjoy. Here are some easy Cuban recipes that you can make at home:

1. Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a traditional Cuban dish that translates to "old clothes" in Spanish. It is made with shredded beef, peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and is typically served with rice and beans. To make this dish, you will need:

  • 2 lbs. flank steak
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot, brown the flank steak on both sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, sautรฉ the onion, bell peppers, and garlic until soft.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the flank steak back to the pot and cover with the tomato mixture.
  5. Simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the meat is tender and shreds easily.
  6. Serve with rice and beans.

2. Cuban Sandwich

The Cuban sandwich is a classic dish that originated in Florida but has its roots in Cuban cuisine. It is made with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard, all served on Cuban bread. To make this sandwich, you will need:

  • 1 loaf Cuban bread
  • 1/2 lb. roasted pork
  • 1/2 lb. ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • Pickles
  • Mustard
  1. Slice the Cuban bread in half lengthwise.
  2. Spread mustard on one side of the bread.
  3. Layer the roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles on top of the mustard.
  4. Close the sandwich and press it in a panini press or on a griddle until the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.

3. Mojito

No Cuban meal is complete without a refreshing mojito. This cocktail is made with rum, lime juice, mint, and sugar, and is perfect for sipping on a hot day. To make this cocktail, you will need:

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Mint leaves
  • Club soda
  1. In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup.
  2. Add the rum and ice to the shaker and shake well.
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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