Vaca Frita

Viva Vaca Frita

This popular Cuban dish is fresh and juicy. Vaca Frita is very easy to cook. Though it takes some patience.

The Secret is Cooking

The key to Vaca Frita or “fried beef” is slow cooked beef the Cuban way. Quick frying is the second and last step in the preparation.

Good for Two Different Dishes

Our tip: After cooking the meat, keep the cooking water. It’s a delicious broth that you can use to make another dinner. Peel and cut potatoes and root vegetables into the same size: either 1/4 inch for fast cooking or 1 inch for fast cutting. Cook them in the broth to create a Cuban style soup.

Variations
  • Substitute beef with chicken breast.
  • Vaca Frita with Mojo Sauce (see recipe below).
  • Add traditional black beans and fried plantains to the dish (see recipe below).
The Vaca Frita Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:
[1] Cumin, orange peel, oregano

[2] Chipotle pepper, ancho pepper

Vaca Frita Pizza