Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

IP Cheesecake Flan (Flan de Queso)

Even if you have never been to a Cuban restaurant or tried Cuban food in your entire life (which is really sad and I want to give you a virtual hug) you probably have heard of flan. Flan is a dessert found in many countries, but in Spanish cultures it's the quintessential dessert. Flan can… Continue reading IP Cheesecake Flan (Flan de Queso)

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Instant Pot Jewish Recipes

IP Matzo Ball Soup

When I thought about what recipe I should start this blog with, it took me less than 2 seconds to come up with my grandmother's Matzo Ball Soup. It started off every meal during the Jewish High Holidays. It kicked off family Thanksgiving dinner. My grandmother even kept a stash of matzo ball soup in… Continue reading IP Matzo Ball Soup

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

Instant Pot Cuban Guayaba y Queso Cheesecake (Guava Topped Cheesecake)

When I was thinking about what dessert I wanted to post first on my blog, I thought about cheesecake. Next to ribs, cheesecake is one of those Instant Pot favorites that every IP owner tries, and then makes again and again because it comes out amazing. However, I wanted to make sure I represented Cuban… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Guayaba y Queso Cheesecake (Guava Topped Cheesecake)

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

IP Cuban Chicken and Potato Stew (Fricase de Pollo)

This recipe is one of my favorite family dishes. It's comforting, flavorful, filling, inexpensive, and the leftovers are even better. The Cuban way to eat this is served over white rice. Now, you might be put off with the idea of having 2 starches on a plate. I've had non-Cuban friends who were perplexed with… Continue reading IP Cuban Chicken and Potato Stew (Fricase de Pollo)

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

IP Cuban Bread Pudding (Pudin de Pan)

I love it when I find family recipes that don't take too much work in order to reinvent them into Instant Pot recipes. So when I find a recipe that already calls for a pressure cooker, it's a win win. And when that recipe also happens to be a delicious dessert, it's a win win… Continue reading IP Cuban Bread Pudding (Pudin de Pan)

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

Instant Pot Yucca with Mojo (Cassava with Olive Oil, Onion, and Garlic Sauce)

One trick to help you determine if a Cuban restaurant you are eating at is authentic is to look at their side dishes. If their menu doesn't include Yucca con Mojo, walk out! Yucca, also known as cassava, is the Cuban equivalent to the potato. It can be prepared in lots of different ways and… Continue reading Instant Pot Yucca with Mojo (Cassava with Olive Oil, Onion, and Garlic Sauce)

Instant Pot Jewish Recipes

Instant Pot Meat Stuffed Potato Stew (Mafrum)

This version of Mafrum is a Libyan Dish that Libyan Jews make often for the Sabbath. It consists of slices of potatoes cut like a pita and stuffed with a meat mixture. Then the parcels are dredged in flour and fried just to seal them and add flavor before placing them in a tomatoe based… Continue reading Instant Pot Meat Stuffed Potato Stew (Mafrum)

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

Instant Pot Easy Cuban Tamales with Pork

If I had to choose one food that is the exact opposite of fast, easy, and uses readily available ingredients, it would be Tamales. Just about every Hispanic and Latin culture has a form of tamales, but most people are most familiar with the delicious Mexican Tamales which are a corn mixture stuffed with a… Continue reading Instant Pot Easy Cuban Tamales with Pork

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

Instant Pot Cuban Style Split Pea Soup (Potaje de Chícharo)

My favorite part about writing this blog is definitely sharing my family's recipes and learning about the history and experiences behind the dishes I make. As I have gone along I have gotten family members interested in cooking more and sharing with me their recipes and stories and even gotten a few of them to… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Style Split Pea Soup (Potaje de Chícharo)

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes

Instant Pot Cuban Shredded Beef (Ropa Vieja)

Ropa Vieja is probably the most delicious dish with the most unappetizing name. It literally means  "Old Clothes" in English, but that's not a description of how it tastes. I promise. It got it's name because the meat is shredded after cooking and the vegetables are cut in long strips. After they have been cooked… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Shredded Beef (Ropa Vieja)