Gatorbek's Cuban Pork, Black Beans, and Yellow Rice

"The cumin, lime, and cilantro combined with the kick of red pepper makes this a great, Cuban-style dish. Serve with some crusty bread, and you're good to go!"
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  • Prepare yellow rice according to package directions.
  • To prepare the black beans, combine the first seven ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer on a back burner, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Combine remaining dry ingredients (flour, cumin, oregano, cayenne, onion powder, and garlic powder) in a 1 gallon zipper bag.
  • Add pork to bag and shake vigorously to coat.
  • Remove pork from bag and add to hot oil.
  • Brown on all sides, stirring until done.
  • Remove pork to a plate and turn off heat to skillet.
  • Pour black bean mixture into skillet to absorb pork drippings, stir gently until combined.
  • To serve, put a scoop of yellow rice on each plate, topped with a generous ladle of black beans.
  • Top with pork and garnish with lime wedge and sprig of cilantro.
  • Serve with crusty bread.

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  1. This was wonderful! I did this as an OAMC meal. I dumped all the ingredients for the black beans in a large freezer bag and sealed it, then did the same for the pork. I shook it to coat and then squeezed all the air out. I put the pork, black beans and the yellow rice into a 3rd large freezer bag, printed your recipe then froze it. I thawed it overnight in the fridge and then followed directions. Awesome!
  2. Wow! I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! I put a little white rice in my bowl just to compare it with the yellow. Good with both, but the yellow added a lot more flavor to this dish. Had it with some fried plantains. I’m so happy that I can now satisfy my craving for that Cuban food flavor at home! Thanks for a great recipe!
  3. My husband from Florida, who is picky about beans and rice loved this. Using the recommended yellow rice made a huge difference.
  4. WOW - FANTASTIC! And quick & easy!! The spice combo for the pork was perfect. With many dishes, I find the meat to be on the mild side unless you make some changes. This recipe hit it!! BTW, Cassava bread was a perfect match. Thanks for posting it!
  5. Awesome ! Looking for a way to spice up pork and since making your recipe 8 months ago I fiend for it once a week. Love the combo of Cumin, Lime,Cilantro, a must with fresh ingredients. Thanks for sharing !


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