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Machaca con huevo recipe

Machaca con huevo

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Like many dishes in Mexico, 'machaca con huevo' spread across the country thanks to its resourceful way to combine simple and widely available ingredients with a notorious load of energy that allowed Mexicans to cope with the hard work they were exposed during the first decades of the twentieth century.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings2 serves


  • Frying pan


  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ small brown onion
  • 2 medium tomato
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150 g dried beef jerky
  • 4 eggs
  • refried beans
  • 8 corn tortillas preferably La Tortilleria


  • Chop the chillies, tomatoes and onions finely. Optional: remove the membranes and seeds from chillies to reduce heat.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a frying pan, sauté the onions and chillies over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes until caramelised.
  • Add machaca to mix and keep stirring until machaca starts to get crispy.
  • Add tomatoes and continue mixing until tomatoes are soft.
  • Beat the two eggs separately in a bowl until smooth.
  • Add eggs to the mixture stirring until scrambled and fully cooked.
  • Served with refried beans and corn tortillas.
  • Buen Provecho!