Aporreado recipe is a popular dish in the Dominican Republic where chunks of beef are stewed with a mixture of cumin, black pepper, and garlic. The cooked meat is then sautéed with tomatoes and served over white rice or fried plantain slices.
This hearty Dominican dish is traditionally made on Holy Thursday (Año Nuevo) because it is a fasting day for Catholics. This means that no meat can be consumed on this day, but the Aporreado recipe uses beef that has been boiled or oven-roasted beforehand.
How to make Aporreado recipe?
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Cooking Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
- Total time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
- Serving Size: 4
- Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients for Aporreado recipe
- 1 lb Beef
- 1 lb Chicken
- 1 tsp Cumin seed powder
- 2 Green chilies, small chopped
- 2 Tbsp of Olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped. (2 cups)
- 3 Medium tomatoes, diced (3 cups)
- 3 Hot peppers, chopped (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 3 Bay leaves
- 1 tsp Ground black pepper
- Vegetable oil for frying the rice
Directions for Aporreado recipe
Step 1: Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute in a large saucepan. Then add the onions and stir in well until the onions turn translucent.
Step 2: Add the chopped tomatoes and cumin powder, then season with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Next, add bay leaves before turning the heat to medium-low heat and simmering until most of the liquid evaporates, thus creating an almost dry mixture.
Step 4: Reduce heat to medium, then add chicken slices or beef cubes, depending on your preference.
Step 5: Season the meat with salt and pepper, then cover the pan and cook for about 10- 15 minutes until the meat is tender.
Step 6: Add the black pepper and chilies (optional), then cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Step 7: Stir some vegetable oil to sauté the rice on medium heat. Then take out most of the liquid used while boiling chicken or beef. Then add into a separate small skillet to dry out any remaining liquid on low heat.
Step 8: Now, the rice is ready to serve. Serve it with an Aporreado recipe for a simple yet delicious meal. Aporreado Recipe is a super famous dish in Dominica, Dominican Republic, and even as well in other Caribbean countries such as Haiti and St.Lucia
The word “aporreado” (pronounced APOR-reh-DO) has Spanish origins and means “roasted” or “cooked over an open fire.”
Nutrition facts of Aporreado recipe
7 Amazing Serving Ideas for Aporreado recipe
- Nachos: Add cheese and sliced green olives on top.
- Samosas: Roll up some Aporreado recipe in the wrapper. Then deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve them along with Tamarind Sauce for a fantastic dish.
- Asian Noodle Soup: Add some beef Aporreado Recipe to the soup, and you will like it !!!
- Chicken and Rice Soup: Add a chunk of beef to your favorite chicken broth soup, and you will love it!!
- Croquette: Shape the rice into croquettes, coat them with breadcrumbs, and then deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.
- Cheesy Risotto: Add Aporreado Recipe to your delicious risotto, and add some cheese on top before serving.
- Rice and Beans (Fried Rice): Add a few chunks of beef to your fried rice, and you will love it!!!
The recipes are provided for informational purposes only. Dieting via dieting alone does not work out well in the long run, as it could leave you with severe health issues like malnutrition or gastric disorders, or other diseases. So before adding any recipe to your diet plan, please consult your physician and ask for his advice first and do it under his supervision and guidance only.