Practical Cooking Tips for Your Traditional Latin Flavor and Your Modern Lifestyle

Practical Cooking Tips for Your Traditional Latin Flavor and Your Modern Lifestyle



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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – CONTEXTO LATINO)–The sound of classroom bells and the roar of school buses mark the end of summer and the return of our hectic daily routines. Hispanic traditions can live on in our modern day lifestyle both in the kitchen and at the dining room table. With easy to use products, even the kids can help prepare unforgettable dishes while you share stories about your family and ancestors. Cooking with the kids is a fun way to help them to develop their skills: reading, addition, measurements and fractions, multiplication and even problem solving.

The following recipes can be used to prepare a tasty, nutritious and easy to cook traditional dish.

CUBAN PICADILLO

(Makes 4 servings)

— 3 tablespoons bacon drippings

— 1 large potato, peeled and coarsely chopped

— 1 lb. ground beef

— 1 cup chopped ham

— 1 large onion, chopped

— 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

— 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

— 1/4 cup raisins

— 1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives, cut in half

— 2 MAGGI(R) Beef Flavor Bouillon Cubes (4 grams each), crumbled

— 2 tablespoons tomato sauce

— 1 teaspoon ground cumin

— 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

— 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar

— Hot, cooked rice

— 4 sunny-side-up eggs (optional)

HEAT bacon drippings in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add potato; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet; set aside.

COOK beef in skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in ham, onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in potato, raisins, olives, MAGGI(R) Bouillon Cubes, tomato sauce, cumin, oregano and vinegar.

SERVE over rice. Top with egg.

Garlic, onion and tomato are indispensable ingredients in our cooking. They give each recipe a unique flavor, and complement our daily supply of vegetables. Today their use is very simple. MAGGI(R), aware of the challenges facing today’s cooks in the kitchen, has excellent bouillon products in a variety of formats and flavors: tablets, cubes and powder in chicken, beef, and chicken with tomato flavor. It’s an indispensable cooking aid to give a touch of rich flavor to any dish.

BLACK BEAN SOUP

(Makes 4 to 5 servings)

— 2 tablespoons Caribbean jerk seasoning blend

— 4 cans (15 or 16 oz. each) black beans, drained

— 2 1/2 cups water

— 1/3 cup olive oil

— 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

— 1 MAGGI(R) Chicken Flavor Bouillon Tablet (11 grams), crumbled

— NESTLE, Media Crema

— Chopped red onion

— Lime wedges

TOAST seasoning blend in large, heavy saucepan over medium heat for 3 minutes or until fragrant and slightly darker in color. Remove from heat.

POUR seasoning blend, beans, water, oil, lime juice and MAGGI(R) bouillon tablet in food processor or blender (in batches, if necessary). Cover; process until almost smooth.

POUR mixture back into saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until heated through and thickened. Season with salt, if desired.

TOP with NESTLE(R) Media Crema and onion. Serve with lime wedges. Latin American food, like our countries and people, are full of variety and rich flavor. With the help of cooking aids used throughout Latin America, it’s easy to prepare foods that will please the entire family. Call the Consumer Services line at 1-800-258-6727 for MAGGI product information and retail distributors in your neighborhood.

Practical Cooking Tips for Your Traditional Latin Flavor and Your Modern Lifestyle