This recipe is how I found out I like Cuban food, a lot. My husband, who is Colombian, loved this also. I just have to hide from him the fact that after cooking for a couple of hours the onions and peppers are discarded and new ones put in for the final simmer. He would find this wasteful, but it adds to the taste and texture of the dish. Don't be afraid of the rather large list of ingredients, the recipe is really easy, and oh so delicious.