Machaca!

I don’t know how many people have heard of Machaca but essentially it is dried meat, usually beef that is then rehydrated. It’s a very common dish in Mexican cuisine. I grew up eating it mostly in the burrito form or as you’ll see below scrambled with eggs!

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Machaca:

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  • 2 1/2 cups of dried meat (this happens to be dried beef)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 can of diced green chilis (you’ll see a picture later)

Cooking:

In a big pan add the vegetable oil and heat until you see ripples in the oil. Add the onions and sauté until lightly browned.

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Add the dried beef.

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You’ll start to see it rehydrating and then starting to brown.

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Add the egg.

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Once the egg is scrambled and mixed in add the green chilis and tomatoes.

Then just cook until everything is combined. Serve on a tortilla with salsa drizzled on top.

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Machaca:

  • 2 1/2 cups of dried meat (this happens to be dried beef)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 can of diced green chilis (you’ll see a picture later)

Cooking:

In a big pan add the vegetable oil and heat until you see ripples in the oil. Add the onions and sauté until lightly browned. Add the dried beef. You’ll start to see it rehydrating and then starting to brown. Add the egg. Once the egg is scrambled and mixed in add the green chilis and tomatoes. Then just cook until everything is combined. Serve on a tortilla with salsa drizzled on top.

Buen Provecho! 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I have to admit I’ve never heard of it before. Sounds like a very interesting ingredient. Thanks for the introduction! 🙂

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    1. lilieann says:

      If you ever find it in a store or get to try it some where I def recommend it! It’s really flavorful!

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  2. Mittany says:

    I ❤ machaca … but thought you had to make & air-dry your own meat. Here it looks like you bought it? If yes, did you get it at a tienda? What is the brand? What aisle or section is it in? If you made it yourself … will you share how? I spent a long time in Arizona and fell in love with machaca there – but never thought I could make it once I moved here to humid North Carolina.

    Thanks for the info Lilieann!

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    1. lilieann says:

      I haven’t actually bought it myself. My parents gave me some that they had bought at their local grocery store which is in Arizona. And I currently live in New York so i’ve still been on the hunt for it myself. But if I do try making it I will let you know!

      Lily

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