Featured Dish, A Soffrito Beef Roast and Latkes with A Side of Plantains
Ingredients
Soffrito
  • 1Tablespoon Felippo Berio Olive OilOlive oil helps decrease the total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.
  • 3Medium OnionsOnion is high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • 5Colored Bell PeppersStudies have discovered that high levels of lycopene in the blood are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in both men and women.
  • 1Cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2Teaspoons Dried Oregano or FreshOregano treats inflammation in the body.
  • 1Teaspoon Black pepper
  • 5 Cloves of GarlicGarlic offers a variety of benefits, from cardiovascular protection, and lowering LDL levels along with triglycerides and lowering blood pressure.
Yucca and Yam Latkes
  • 3Grated YuccaAlso known as cassava, yucca is a dense, starchy food that’s rich in carbohydrates. It’s a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium.
  • 3Grated YamsEating potassium-rich sweet potatoes helps promote a healthy heart. Higher potassium intake allows you to excrete more sodium, lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.
  • 1Teaspoon Salt
  • 15Grinds Fresh Black Pepper
  • 5 Brown Eggs
  • 1/2Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4-1/2Cup Low Fat Milk
  • 5-6 Green Onions
Plantains
  • 1Teaspoon Land O Lakes Butter
  • 1/2Teaspoon Sugar in the Raw
  • 1/4Teaspoon Ground CinnamonCinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.
Instructions
Making the Soffrito and Marinading the Chuck Roast
  1. First, preheat the oven to 425. Next, Largely chop the peppers and onions and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Add your garlic and dash of salt and pepper and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and cool. Add peppers, onions, garlic, coriander, cilantro, olive oil, and oregano, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender and blend until finely chopped.
  3. Add the meat and soffrito to a large ziploc bag or sealed tupperware and refrigerate over night.
Slow Baking the Chuck Roast
  1. Preheat the oven to 325. Add your a teaspoon of olive oil to your cast iron skillet or dutch oven and sear your roast for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  2. Add 2 bay leaves, add1/2 squeezed lemon and juice, add 1 cup of the soffrito and bake for 2.5 hours.
Making your Yucca/Yam Latkes
  1. In a food processor or by hand if you want, grate 3 peeled yucca and 3 peeled Yams. After, add yucca, yams, sea salt, grinds of pepper, eggs, flour, and milk and stir until all is blended.
  2. Next, spray grease your skillet. Scoop your raw latkes with a large spoon in your hand and put them on the skillet and pat down with the spoon into a pancake. Cook on medium high for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.
Plantains
  1. First, add a teaspoon of butter to a pan, add your sliced plantains, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and cook over a low heat until browned about 10-12 minutes.

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