Happy 2nd Birthday Juliette!
Chorizo stuffed pork tenderloin
Mom’s red beans
Arroz con Coca Cola (rice in coke w/ raisins)
Mixed greens salad w/ dried cherries and granny smith apples
The pork tenderloin and salad came from Pam Anderson’s (no, not THAT Pam Anderson) Perfect One-Dish Dinners cook book. Here are the recipes for my mom’s red beans and arroz con Coca Cola.
Arroz con Coca Cola
1 cup of white rice like Canilla
3 cups of Coca-Cola
1/3 cup of raisins
1/4 tsp. of salt
In a sauce pan add rice, Coca-Cola, and raisins and bring to a boil. Once boiling bring down to a simmer and cover until rice is done and fluffy.
1/2 lb. of dried red kidney beans
1 envelope of Sazon Goya
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 beef bullion cube
1 cup of cilantro chopped
1 medium sized tomato chopped
1 medium sized onion chopped
2 or 3 scallions chopped
Rinse the beans and leave soaking overnight (water should cover the beans). In a pot, add beans with water, olive oil, Sazon Goya, beef bullion, and about handful of the chopped cilantro. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer until beans are tender. Add tomato, onion, scallion, and remainder of cilantro just before serving.
Note: I had to translate these recipes from Spanish and convert it to measurements since my mom doesn’t cook with measuring cups and spoons.