Cuban Spaghetti

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"A fusion dish how to make it in cuba"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (453.9 g)
  • Calories 576.3
  • Total Fat - 21.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 104.9 mg
  • Sodium - 548.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.7 g
  • Protein - 42.4 g
  • Calcium - 143.4 mg
  • Iron - 6.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 45.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Cook the spaghetti, drain

Step 2

Meanwhile Brown the beef

Step 3

Add the onions, green bell peppers, garlic, tomato paste, bay leaf, Sazon, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Step 4

Cook for 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add dry red wine and reduce by half.

Step 6

Add the crushed tomatoes

Step 7

Reduce the heat to low and cook for 30 minutes.

Step 8

Check for seasoning.

Step 9

Discard the bay leaf and add the capers and olives

Step 10

Stir in the spaghetti and cheese

Step 11

Serve immediately

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

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This dish surprised us the recipe seemed so simple and fast I didn't expect the amount of flavor that it has. At 30 minutes the texture and flavors weren't quite there so I cooked it for a full hour and that made a big difference. The capers are a really fun element and not one I would have thought to add to a spaghetti sauce. Made for SWT 2019

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(3 Aug 2019)


This is a very tasty spaghetti sauce. The meat sauce is very similar to Italian sauce, but the seasoning and briny/salty capers and olives transform it. I'd never added olives to a spaghetti sauce before, and discovered that we really liked them. Made for CQ19.

review by:
(30 Jul 2019)


We really loved this for dinner tonight. This was so full of a variety of flavors. it was a lot like regular spaghetti but every couple of bits you could taste something just a little bit different. I did find the seasoning mix at the store. The first ingredient is msg but I went ahead and tried it anyway. Thank you for a great recipe.

review by:
(27 Jul 2019)

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This spaghetti sauce was really tasty -- very similar to picadillo served over rice except it was over spaghetti noodles. Loved the richness from the red wine and the tartness of the olives. Served with a salad and some toasted bread.

(23 Jul 2019)