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Eastern Majadito

The name of this dish comes from its main ingredient, dehydrated meat called majada withthe diminutive suffix "-ito" which is very common among Bolivian Spanish speakers.

Majadito is from Santa Cruz (department of eastern Bolivia) and is delicious and easy to fix.



- 1 kg. jerky

- 2 cups rice

- 6 cups water

- 0.5 cup oil

- 1 chopped onion

- 1 Bell pepper

- 2 tomatoes, peeled and cut in small pieces

- 3 garlic cloves, ground

- 2 tablespoons urucú (red plant from Amazonia with dying properties, like annatto)

- 3 frying bananas

- 6 eggs

- salt and pepper

- 1 green onion, the green part minced (scallions)


- Wash the jerky several times to reduce the salt.

- Boil jerky.

- Remove from water and cut into fine filets

- Add rice and cook

- Once jerky is cooked, fry in oil until brown.

- In another frying pan, fry onion, scallions, Bell pepper, tomato and annatto.

- When cooked, mix the rice, meat and vegetables.

- Fry eggs (sunny side up)

- Fry bananas

- Serve rice (with the vegetables and jerky) with a sunny-side-up egg and 2 strips of fried banana.


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