Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Anticuchos de Corazon


What do you do with beef heart? Google and improvise, my dear, google and improvise....
Pickled heart did not really appeal to me - although I probably would like it just fine, it appeared to take too much time. Boiling also did not exactly tickle my fancy. However, I was willing to bet that something south of the border would be a winner around our table. Anticuchos appear to be a popular dish in both Nicaragua and Peru (perhaps elsewhere as well,) and I was willing to wager that my little Colombianitas and Mexicanos would find it muy delicioso tambien.

I can't wait to make it again! Lucky for us, I have one more packet of free-range beefheart waiting in the freezer.

Anticuchos de Corazon de Ruiz-Esparza Familia

1 beef heart cleaned of membranes and cut in 1/2" slices
good splishy-splash of bluberry-pomegranate vinegar
healthy whoosh of olive oil
appx. 1 and 1/2 tsp. chili powder
appx. 1 T. comida
appx. 1 T. mexican oregano
2 finely minced garlic
appx. 1 tsp. salt

Put it all in a ziplock bag, massage it well, and leave in the fridge to marinate at least 4 hours. Grill outside about 4 min. a side. Goce! (Pic coutesy of google images, I'm afraid, but it's a pretty good replication.) We had beans and greens with it, which I will post later on.

Mayo su placa sea siempre llena con bendiciones.


  1. Ok, so if I TRY this....and I DON'T tell the kids it's beef "hearts", is it a sin of omission? lol! Looks delish!
    oh, btw, I'm following you now...

  2. WOW! Looks like a professional chef there! Sounds tasty! You know if you blog about food, I'm there! :)

  3. Sounds and looks wonderful. The path is to healthy food ya'll. Sounds, refers to me reading it to your dad.

  4. Looks better than my Ramen and baked potato.

  5. I just acquired a pig heart today. Think this recipe would work? It looks good! And I'm with kaboogie above- I'll feed 'em first and repent later.

  6. Hello Chanelle!

    I've never had pig heart personally - did you have other plans for it? This recipe was so good, I'd give it a shot. I'd love to hear how it turned out. ;D