Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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Portobello Ropa Vieja

I created this version of a Mexican favorite for my family, using meaty portobello mushrooms to mimic meat. Serve with rice to round out the meal. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

Cuban Sandwich Burgers

My mom would make these Cuban burgers when we would visit her in Florida. They are a take on the...


Slow-Cooker Beef Barbacoa

I love this beef barbacoa because the meat is fall-apart tender and the sauce is smoky, slightly spicy and so...


Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme

I made these for an office party cookie contest—and not a crumb was left on
the platter! Sweet potatoes...


Jamaican Jerk Turkey Wraps

After tasting these spicy wraps at a neighborhood party, I got the recipe. The grilled turkey tenderloin and light jalapeno...

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Using a blender, this soup becomes a smooth, nutritious heart-warmer just right for those cool nights. If the soup is...


Pressure-Cooker Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I lived in Florida for a while and loved the pork served there, so I went about making it for...

Matt’s Jerk Chicken

Get ready for a trip to the Islands. You may think jerk chicken is complicated, but really, all it takes...


Easy Cuban Picadillo

My girlfriend gave me this delicious recipe years ago. I’ve made it ever since for family and friends, and they...


Plantain Fritters

These golden brown plantain fritters are a favorite in West Africa, where my aunt served as a missionary for 45...


Jamaican Ham and Bean Soup

"Island vacation in a bowl” might be the best way to describe this hearty soup. A splash of lime juice...

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Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

This recipe is perfect for barbecues and parties! A spicy citrus marinade adds plenty of flavor to the tenderloin overnight....


Jamaican-Style Beef Stew

This delicious stew makes a hearty supper with a lighter touch. The leaner cut of meat, herbs and seasonings and...


Cuban-Style Pork Chops

These are like Cuban sandwiches without the bread, so they’re a bit more elegant. Let your family customize the chops...


Banana Squares

When we were first married, my husband was in the Navy. Stationed in Puerto Rico, we had banana trees growing...


Cuban Pulled Pork Sandwiches

I lived in Florida for a while and loved the pork I ate there, so I started making it for...

Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew)

Featuring a pretty golden-red color and comforting flavor, this chicken stew will be a welcome entree at any celebration. It's...