Chifrijo Recipe | Receta Chifrijo
Chifrijo is a layered dish of various Costa Rican foods and extremely popular in bars and restaurants.
The name chifrijo is a combination of Chi for chicharron and Frijo for frijoles.
for the Chifrijo
for the Red Beans
for the Pico de Gallo
for the Chicharron
for the ChifrijoFor this classic Costa Rican dish you'll be layering red beans, pico de gallo and chicharrones.
for the Red BeansIn a medium sauce pan, preheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil to medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and celery. Season lightly with salt and pepper and continue cooking for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the beans, cumin and enough beef broth to cover everything. Cover it and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer. Cook for about 1 hour, taste for salt.
for the Pico de GalloCombine the tomato, onion, cilantro and jalapeño, if using, in a large mixing bowl. Add the lime juice. Season with the salt. Mix well, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
for the ChicharronHeat 1 cup of the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork. Cook the pork, stirring as often as possible, 20 minutes. Add the garlic and salt and continue to stir until the pork has a golden brown color.
Remove the pork from the heat and allow to fully cool. Dice the pork into small pieces. Add the remaining oil to the pot over high heat. Once the oil is hot, fry the diced pieces of chicharron until they have a rich brown color and are crispy. Remove from pan and drain onto paper towels.