Side Dish

Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots

Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots
Enjoy an exquisite side of Pinto Beans complemented with the taste of ground beef and carrots seasoned to perfection. This combination of flavors is done in less than 45 minutes using a pressure cooker. See George Duran’s delicious and easy to make recipe for Pinto Beans with Ground Beef and Carrots.. serve it with a little bit of rice and Buén Provecho!!!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Specialty

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Ingredients
  • 2 Tblsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 packets of “Sazon con Culantro y Achiote”
  • 1 Large onion, chopped
  • 1 C. diced carrots
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 Tblsp. cumin
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 C. dried Pinto beans
  • 4 C. water
  • Salt and Pepper

Preparation
  1. Heat 1 Tblsp. of olive oil in the pressure cooker on high heat and cook ground beef until browned. Then mix in both packets of Sazon. Remove and set aside. Add another Tblsp. of olive oil and on medium heat cook onion, carrots and pepper, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Mix in oregano, cumin, cooked beef, tomatoes, beans and water. Close lid and allow to come to high pressure. Once under pressure cook for 25 minutes. Turn off heat and allow for a slow release of the pressure, about 10 minutes.
  2. Serve with white rice and garnish with chopped cilantro.

 

Crab Cakes with Mango Curry Aioli

Crab Cakes with Mango Curry Aioli
Enjoy a delicious seafood delicacy as a snack or serve it as an appetizer. Chef Ana Quincoces shows us how to prepare her mouthwatering and easy to make Crab Cakes with Mange and Curry Aioli.

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Cuisine: More Delicious Recipes
Recipe type: Appetiser, side dish, snack

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb lump crabmeat
  • ¾ cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ a red bell pepper diced very small
  • 2 scallions sliced very thin
  • 1 tspn. hot sauce
  • 1 tspn. worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the aioli
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 2 Tspn. mango chutney
  • ¼ cup mango diced small
  • ¼ cup read onion diced
  • 3 Tspn. fresh basil chopped
  • 1 – 2 tspn. curry powder (taste after adding 1 tspn, add additional if stronger curry flavor is desired)
  • 2 Tspn. Fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tspn. each of salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2-3 Tspn. olive oil

Preparation
  1. Drain the crabmeat and pick through it carefully making sure to discard any cartilage. In a large bowl, mix the crabmeat, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, egg, red pepper, green onions, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and salt and pepper until combined. Shape the mixture into 12 crab cakes being careful not to overwork the mix. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. In another bowl combine the mayo and sour cream and stir well. Add all the remaining ingredients for the aioli, stir well, and set aside covered, in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook crab cakes until crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Top with alioli.

 

Coffee Rubbed Carnitas Tamales with Salsa Verde

Coffee Rubbed Carnitas Tamales with Salsa Verde
Who doesn’t love tamales? and who doesn’t love coffee?? Chef George Duran combined these two delicious treats and created his all new coffee rubbed tamales with carnitas and green sauce recipe. Delight your taste buds with this mouthwatering dish and Buén Provecho!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: lunch, dinner, side dish, snack

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Ingredients
  • Carnitas:
  • 1 Tbslp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tblsp. instant espresso coffee
  • 1 Tblsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ⅛ tsp. coriander
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4-5 lb. pork shoulder
  • 2 Tblsp. vegetable oil
  • Tamales:
  • 4 C. Maseca flour
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • Dried corn husk, soaked in warm water for at least an hour
  • salt
  • Salsa Verde:
  • 12 tomatillos, husks removed and quartered
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tblsp. lime juice

Preparation
  1. To make carnitas, mix first 9 dry ingredients in a bowl. Rub pork shoulder throughout with the dry rub and allow to rest for a couple of hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat vegetable oil on medium-high heat in the IMUSA pressure cooker and brown pork shoulder on all sides. Add enough water to almost cover the shoulder (about 3 cups) and close and lock lid. Allow to come to pressure on high heat, then lower heat to the minimum needed to maintain pressure. Cook for 60 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and allow pressure to release naturally (about 10-15 minutes). Pull out the meat and using two forks, shred pork meat, removing excess fat. Set aside and reserve liquid in pressure cooker.
  4. Make tamales by mixing 4 cups of Maseca flour with 2-3 cups reserved pork stock, butter and 1 tsp. salt, until you achieve the consistency peanut butter.
  5. Assemble the tamales by using a rubber spatula to spread about ¼ to ½ cup of dough mixture onto the center of the corn husk. Add some pulled carnitas in the center and gently fold one side of the corn husk to the other end and tie a knot at the larger end with a thin strip of corn husk, or fold up bottom end to prevent masa from slipping out. Fold over the other side of the tamale to close it.
  6. Once all of the tamales have been assembled place them right side up into the IMUSA pressure cooker on top of a metal steaming basket, filled with an inch or two of water.
  7. Close and lock pressure cooker and cook for 20 minutes under pressure. Use the rapid release method to remove pressure.
  8. To make the salsa verde, add all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency. Season to taste and serve on top of each tamale.

 

Tostones

Tostones
Tostones, a traditional side dish made of green plantain is also known as “Patacones”. There is great debate on the origin of the Tostone, however, you may find them in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. The process is simple and the flavor is delicious – a staple to serve with many of our main dish recipes. Tools needed include: Wood plantain press and a nonstick saute pan.

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Cuisine: Caribbean
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner, Side Dish, Warm Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients
  • Green Plantains
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Preparation
  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
  2. To peel the plantain, use a sharp knife to remove the ends, then carefully slice the peel lengthwise, 3 or 4 times all around, without piercing through to the “meat” of the plantain. Remove the peel with your hands. Cut the plantain into 1½-inch pieces. One large plantain yields about 6 tostones.
  3. Cook the plantain in the boiling water 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through. You can check for doneness by carefully piercing a toothpick through to the center – if it slides in easily, the plantains are cooked. Transfer the plantains to a paper towel to dry.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large IMUSA NON-STICK SAUTE PAN over medium-high heat. Add the plantains to the pan, flat side down, and allow them to toast for 3 minutes on each end, until golden brown. Remove the plantains from the pan, but do not remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Use your IMUSA WOOD PLANTAIN PRESS to carefully smash the plantains. Because you are using little oil, they may stick to the plantain press, so use a rubber spatula to help you remove the tostones.
  6. Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Then transfer the tostones back to the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy. Transfer to a serving dish and season with salt.

 

Tostones Rellenos

Tostones Rellenos
Tostones, a traditional side dish made of green plantain, are also known as “Patacones”. There are several ways to add variety to this delicious staple in many Latin American and Caribbean countries – we show you how with this recipe using shrimp!

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Cuisine: Caribbean
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner, Side Dish, Warm Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients
  • Small cooked shrimp
  • Large Diced Tomato 1
  • Paprika 1 tsp
  • Small onion
  • Chopped cilantro ½ Cup
  • Lemon juice 1 Tbsp
  • Green plantains 2
  • Vegetable oil
  • Optional hot sauce*

Preparation
  1. Combine the first six ingredients, mix well to coat and refrigerate the shrimp mixture for a couple before serving or overnight!
  2. Heat your IMUSA skillet and add about an inch of oil.
  3. Cut the plantains into ½ pieces and fry them in the hot oil until lightly browned. While removing each from the oil, press down on each with a wooden or non-stick spoon to hollow out the plantain so it looks like a small cup.
  4. Put each plantain cup back in the hot oil to let it crisp up some more. Another 5 minutes.
  5. Spoon in your cooled shrimp mixture into each cup and serve!