Friday, September 19, 2008


While I was in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala, I helped make these with a Mayan family for the campesinos that were going to come and hopefully join a coffee cooperative. It was so much fun. Hard to understand. They went between speaking Kaqchikel and Spanish which I know only slightly. They gave me a traditional Mayan apron. It was so great!

Makes 140
10 lbs Masa 
salt to taste
pepper to taste
8 Red sweet peppers 
6 tomatoes
4 green chilies
msg (yikes.. don't use that)
2 packets chicken bouillon
140 corn husks
140 pieces  of pork/chicken/carne

boil ground sweet peppers, tomatoes, green chilies, msg, chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper. Mix about 1/4 of Masa in boiled mixture
pat left over masa into tortillas
scoop tomato mixture onto tortilla, and make tortilla look like a taco
place in corn husk and wrap like the picture.
boil chuchitos for about 3-4 hours

Also good if you take it out of the corn husk and grill.

yumm... but don't eat local pork in Guatemala. pork = crazy rash and giardia... fun times!

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