Cuban Goulash

Cuban Goulash


"I first had this served over egg noodles, but served with rice is just as nice. This recipe was introduced to me by a Cuban friend when I was seven years old. To this day, (twenty years later), it remains one of my favourites. Don't be frightened by this seemingly strange combination of ingredients; this is brilliant! The nice thing about this recipe is that it doesn't require any measurements. You use an equal amount of each ingredient, so it's infinitely scalable!"


1 h servings 197 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 203 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown the pork on all sides. Mix in the onions, and cook and stir until tender.
  2. Mix the bananas and tomatoes with juice into the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pork is very tender. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
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  1. 47 Ratings


I have made this many times, except that I use plantains instead of bananas. Also, I add cumin, oregano and bay leaf (in Venezuela we get it in piowder form).

Born & bred in Miami, I was skeptical about this dish, even as I served it up. HOWEVER, with just slight tweaking, my family and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Tweaks: added cumin (a must for authe...

I'm always looking for new ways to cook pork and this was easy and delicious. Nothing needed to be changed - I made minor ones - used Goya seasoning to season the meat before cooking and again ...

This recipe was fantastic. I must be honest, I only made it because to me it sounded too weird not to try. :) It was very easy to make. The blend of ingredients gave this a sweet yet spicy wonde...

This recipe could be spiced up 'criollo'-style with hot chili peppers to taste if desired or leave it mild and smooth without the hotness. I used plantains because I like them better with meat. ...

I was browsing for recipes when I came across this, and found it unique, so I tried it out. I was really surprised by how well everything came together, it was super easy to prepare and easy to ...

I HAD to try this simply because of the strange combination of the strange combination of ingredients. It wasn't "bad", but I definately thought it could have been a little bit "saucier", maybe...

Do not let the ingredients put you off on making this extraordinary dish. This was fantastic, the sauce was delicious, the bananas gave it a nice touch. I did add a 28oz can of tomatoes as one...

I loved this!My favorite flavor is banana, my favortie veggies are tomatoes, and I love to cook with onion, so I had to try this and I loved it...I used cajun seasoning instead of cayenne, also ...