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Guatemala recipe


pepian guatemlteco


The Guatemalan pepián is a super complete dish, it is a traditional Guatemalan dish of Mayan origin, typical of the department of Chimaltenango. Its origin is pre-Hispanic and it was served in Mayan religious ceremonies.



1 large chicken cut into individual pieces

1 lb pork backbone

4 potatoes preserved in salted water

1 large onion cut into wedges

1 large chili guaque

1 large raisin chili

1 bunch of coriander

1 medium carrot

2 cups of breadcrumbs

2 ounces of sesame seeds to brown it

2 ounces of pepitoria to brown it (nugget)

2 or 3 large, ripe tomatoes

4 large garlic cloves, peeled

10 thousand tomatoes

green beans to taste



In a hot pan, one by one, brown the following ingredients: sesame, pepitoria, chili guaque and chili raisin, onion in segments, garlic

In a pot, with two liters of water, cook the chicken and the pork, the tomatoes, and the thousand tomatoes. When the tomatoes are removed before the water and must be peeled

The meat is reserved separately, and the broth is used to blend the rest of the ingredients.

Next, in a larger pot, place the meat, the previously blended sauce, the potatoes, and green beans, they are brought to a slow fire, until everything is cooked.

In the end, season with salt to taste. Accompany with white rice.


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