Glenn Lindgren: This is one of many "bocaditos" or little bites.
Raúl Musibay: These little "snacks" are served as appetizers at Cuban parties.
Glenn Lindgren: Pastes like this are a traditional spread served on crackers.
Jorge Castillo: You also might use them as a filling in Cuban meat pastries or in croquetas.
An all-purpose meat and cheese spread for crackers and fried bread rounds.
INGREDIENTS:2 (8-ounce) packages Cream cheese
Let cream cheese come to room temperature.
Grind the meats in a food processor until chopped fine. Add cheese, cream cheese, butter, mayonaisse, mustard, cumin and garlic powder. Blend well. Fold in chopped olives and roasted red pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Refrigerate several hours. Serve on crackers or bread.
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