Recipe from Ecuador, Seco de chancho

The dry pork is a typical Ecuadorian dish full of flavor. It is prepared based on meat and beer, a perfect delicacy as a main course. We can accompany it with a wide variety of delicious side dishes, from salads to rice or sautéed vegetables. It is a delicious lunch to surprise all our guests, although we can also enjoy it at dinner. Although it looks complex, it is actually very simple to prepare, it will only take a few minutes.

Pork is a common food in many cuisines around the world. Not only is it delicious, it is also full of properties that favor our health. It is a valuable source of protein containing all the essential amino acids. Its contribution in fat is not as high as it is believed and it provides us with vitamin B6, B12, roboflavin, niacin, thiamin and pantothenic acid.

One of the main ingredients of this recipe is the tomato, which also has incredible benefits. Its consumption is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. It contributes to the health of the eyes and the skin, thanks to its contribution in carotenoids. Regulates blood pressure and strengthens the immune system.


  • 1 kilo of pork
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • ½ cup of beer
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika or dried chili
  • Cilantro
  • colored oil
  • Salt to taste
  • How to prepare dried pork:

    1. we start chopping the pork into medium pieces.
    2. In a bowl add the cumin and salt and then add the meat. We season.
    3. Heat a pan with oil.
    4. once hot add the meat and brown the pieces on all sides.
    5. We wash the vegetables. Chop the peppers and garlic into small pieces, julienne the onion and dice the tomatoes.
    6. We include in the glass of a blender the ingredients that we cut together with the beer and the orange juice. Blend until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
    7. Pour this mixture into the pan with the meat and let it boil for a few minutes over medium heat.
    8. Add the dried chili or ground paprika.
    9. Reduce the heat and cover cook for one hour or until meat is tender.
    10. We rectify the salt and serve with our favorite garnish.

    Ecuador is a country with delicious cuisine and here you have a perfect example of it. This dried pork is a dish that will leave you like a chef in front of your family and friends, they will surely love it. Share this recipe with your friends and contacts, so that they too can enjoy international fusion cuisine.

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