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Cochinita Pibil by Ana María Flores Sánchez © 2006

Serves 6


  • 1 kg. pork shank
  • 1/2 bar of achiote
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 whole peppercorns
  • 1/4 C. vinegar
  • 1/4 C. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp.. chicken consomé
  • 11/2 C. water
  • Salt to taste


Clean the pork and place in a deep pan.

Grind the remaining ingredients to form a sauceand add to the meat, allow to marinade at least one hour or overnight.

Cook the pork in the sauce in a pressure cooker for 40 minutes or in a stock pot until the meat is very tender.

When the meat is cooked, cool slightly and shred, then add back into the sauce.

Serve with chopped purple onion and chopped serrano peppers.

Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Ana María Flores Sánchez © 2008
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