Cuban Pork with Rice and Black Beans (FAMILY)

spice-rubbed pork tenderloin, pineapple-shallot salsa, brown rice, seasoned black beans

1705 Past Meals

Serves: 4 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 547 | Category: Gluten-Free | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Iron, Protein, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Potassium


  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Grillpan
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Saucepan with Lid
  • - Small Bowl
  • - Small Saucepan with Lid
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Black Beans
  • - Brown Rice
  • - Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • - Cilantro
  • - Crushed Red Pepper
  • - Cumin
  • - Diced Shallots
  • - Ground Coriander
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Oregano
  • - Pineapple Chunks
  • - Pork Tenderloin
  • - Red Bell Peppers

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

Pineapple flavors are often found in Napa chardonnays. This is the time to grab one to match the sweet pineapple and shallots.

Beer Pairings

The maltiness of a Märzen Oktoberfest makes it a great option to pair with the spicy grilled pork.

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What To Do:

Cuban Pork with Rice and Black Beans (FAMILY) - Step 1

1. Cook Rice: In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring 2½ cups water and ½ teaspoon salt to a boil. Stir in rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Coarsely chop cilantro. Stir ONLY half into rice.

Cuban Pork with Rice and Black Beans (FAMILY) - Step 2

2. Cook Black Beans: Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small saucepan. Add garlic and bell pepper. Sauté 1 minute. Add chicken stock concentrate, 1 cup water, black beans, ONLY 1 teaspoon cumin, ONLY 1 teaspoon coriander, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes.

3. Make Spice Rub Stir together remaining cumin, coriander, oregano, ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper, and ONLY ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper in a small bowl.

Cuban Pork with Rice and Black Beans (FAMILY) - Step 3

4. Prep Pork: Rub each pork tenderloin lightly with olive oil and half of spice rub.

Cuban Pork with Rice and Black Beans (FAMILY) - Step 4

5. Grill Pork, Pineapple, and Shallots: Heat an oiled grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add pork. Grill 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally, until pork is done. Place pineapple and shallots on grill pan. Grill 3 to 4 minutes or until charred.

To Serve: Thinly slice pork. Chop pineapple and shallots; stir in remaining cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide rice, beans, pork, and salsa between serving plates.

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