Gatorbek's Cuban Pork, Black Beans, and Yellow Rice
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- Ready In:
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans black beans, NOT drained
- 1⁄4 cup white onion, finely diced
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped (or sub 1 tsp dried if needed)
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (only fresh or frozen, not dried!)
- 2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 lb pork, cut into 1 inch pieces (I buy pre-cut stew pork)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 (16 ounce) package yellow rice (I prefer Vigo)
- 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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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!
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!
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