Discada originates in Northern Mexico and has become a very popular dish all over Mexico.
It is a mixture of grilled meats (often sausage, chorizo, ham, bacon and flank steak but can include a different variety of meats depending on region) as well as onion, pepper, jalapeño and sometimes cheese.
The thing that makes this dish so special is the metal discs it is prepared on (Discada = “disc”) which are traditionally used in agriculture. These metal discs have also given this dish its name.
Enjoy this traditional Mexican recipe.
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 thick slices of bacon diced
- 1 chorizo crumbled
- ½ lb pork meat cut into small cubes
- 1 lb sirloin or rib eye cut into small cubes
- 1 cup white onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 2 serrano peppers diced
- 2 hot dog sausages chopped
- 4 cups tomatoes chopped
- 1 cup beer at room temperature
- salt and pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup cilantro chopped
How to Make Discada:
- In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
- Once hot, add the bacon and let it cook until crispy. Remove the crispy bacon from the pan and transfer it to a plate lined with absorbent towels to absorb any excess fat.
- Next, in the same frying pan, cook the chorizo for about 5-6 minutes. Remove and place it on the plate with the bacon.
- Now, add the pork meat and cook for approximately 7 minutes. Don't worry if it doesn't appear fully cooked at this point; it will continue cooking with the remaining ingredients.
- Add the beef to the frying pan and cook for 8 minutes. Remove and set it aside with the other cooked ingredients.
- Now, it's time to incorporate the onion, serrano chili, and green pepper into the pan. Allow them to cook for approximately 3 minutes. Then, add the cooked meat, tomatoes, and sausages, and let them cook for around 10 minutes. You'll notice that the tomatoes will start releasing their juices during this time.
- Next, pour the beer, season with salt and pepper, and cover. Keep cooking for another 5 minutes until all the meats are soft and well cooked.
- Just before serving, stir in the chopped cilantro.
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