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Puerto Rico Main Dishes

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on March 17, 2010 at 9:45:22 am

Puerto Rico






Main Dishes




 Makes about 15


1 lb. lean ground beef
1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
½ cup sofrito
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 large egg, beaten
3 tbsp. hot water
½ bunch of cilantro finely diced

1 quart beef broth
1 tbsp. sofrito (for sauce)
8 oz tomato sauce
¼ cup olives
1 tsp. capers


Mix the first 8 ingredients together and form balls about 1½ inch in diameter. In a medium caldero, brown the abondigas in a bit of oil.

In a medium bowl mix broth, 1 tbsp. sofrito, tomato sauce, olives, and capers, and stir well. Add this to the caldero with albondigas. Let this simmer, covered, for about 25 minutes until done.


Serve, sprinkled with chopped cilantro, over rice, use leftovers for sandwiches.


Jambalaya Criolla
About 6 servings


½ lb. shrimp, cleaned
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup smoked ham, diced
½ cup smoked sausages, diced
½ lb. chicken breast, diced
1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced bell peppers
1 cups diced tomatoes
2 tsps. diced garlic
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups, long grain rice
2 envelopes Sazón with achiote and culantro
Salt and Pepper to taste
Adobo to sprinkle on meats


Sprinkle Adobo over shrimp, ham, sausages, and chicken. Stir fry the shrimp for a few minutes and set aside. In a caldero stir fry the ham, sausages, and chicken in the olive oil, for about 4 minutes. Add the veggies and cook another 5 minutes or so. Add the rest of the ingredients, season to taste, cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for another 10 minutes.



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