This Dulce de Leche recipe is a confection from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance that derives its flavor from the Maillard reaction, also changing color.
A common ingredient in Mexican food is rice! This Mexican yellow rice recipe is easy and tasty.
When I tried this rice for the first time, I was delighted with the sabor from the combination of the white rice and the stewed habichuelas (red kidney beans).
Here is a recipe that gives you the taco truck style of a delicious carne asada burrito.
They are yummy when stuffed with shrimp, lobster chicken or turkey. For that Hot Latin in you, sprinkle some “Pique de Caballero” sauce just before you bite into the alcapurria, if you dare.
Bandeja Paisa is probably the most popular Colombian dish, originally from the Andean region of the country where the people are called “Paisas” and the area where I was born and raised.
Use any cut of steak when making this easy beef stew. Marinated in oil, oregano, vinegar, and onions, this is a great meal for a busy weeknight. A staple in Puerto Rican cooking. Serve with white rice and tostones. Water can be used in place of beef stock if desired.
Hilachas is a popular Guatemalan dish made of cooked and shredded beef that is simmered in a mildly spicy tomatillo-tomato sauce. Pair it with a side of rice and fresh corn tortillas for a full meal.
My first introduction to a Pulpeta recipe, Cuban-style meatloaf, was Marta Darby from the blog “My Big Fat Cuban Family” she posted a large fried meatloaf, that was simmered in another variation of the Cuban tomato-based sauces
Fricase de pollo a traditional Puerto Rican chicken stew that is braised in wine
A Gansito is a small Mexican snack cake, often compared to the American Twinkie. This Mexican Recipe is a strawberry jelly and crème-filled pound cake with a chocolate-flavored coating.
Carne Desmechada or Ropa Vieja is a very popular recipe in Colombia and Latin America. This classic beef dish is very easy, and is great over rice, patacones and arepas. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or empanadas.