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Asado de Bodas

Asada de Bodas

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A traditional dish from Zacatecas that says Celebrations and Sharing all over. And that is what Mexican food is all about, celebrating around the table whilst sharing unique moments.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time1 hour 55 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 1 kg free-range pork leg diced
  • 1 white or brown onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 old corn tortilla alternatively leave a corn tortilla on bench until dry
  • ¼ tbsp ground Mexican oregano
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 4 ancho chillies
  • 1 ½ cup orange juice
  • 50 g chocolate broken into pieces
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To serve


  • Heat a little bit of oil in a saucepan and add the pork, turning on all sides for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
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  • Cut half onion in stripes and add to the saucepan, stir for another 5 minutes and add a garlic clove, a bay leaf and enough water to cover it, cook for an hour over medium heat with the lid on.
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  • For the salsa, heat a little oil in another saucepan and fry the rest of the onion, garlic clove and the old tortilla evenly. Add a litre of water along with cinnamon and Mexican oregano.
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  • Remove the steam, seeds and veins from the chillies. When the water for the salsa starts to boil, turn off the flame and add the chillies. Leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
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  • Blend the content of the salsa saucepan with the orange juice and strain, removing any excess liquid.
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  • When most of the water in the meat pot has evaporated. Add the salsa, chocolate, salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and cook for about 10 more minutes.
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  • Reheat tortillas by placing them in a very hot pan two at a time and flipping them when steams to rise.
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  • Serve the pork with tortillas and a side of Mexican rice.
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  • ¡Buen provecho!
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