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MAJADITO – Bolivian Recipe With Charque

23 mayo, 2021

From the departments of Beni and Santa Cruz, we bring this typical Bolivian dish. Although its ingredients are simple, its combination makes this dish an incredible explosion of flavors. Quick and easy to prepare, in a few minutes you will be enjoying this bolivian majadito or majadito so popular and delicious smoothie.

In RecetasGratis we teach you how to prepare the traditional beef jerky step by step, but there are many variants that exist, so you can use chicken, for example, if you wish. Discover how to make majadito and transport yourself with us to beautiful Bolivia and its landscapes.

4 diners
Main dish
Medium difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap Cost, Boiled, Traditional Bolivian Recipe

Ingredients to make Majadito:

How to make Majadito:


Put to boil the jerky in a pot with water until tender. For those who are unfamiliar with this product, jerky, also known as jerky, is generally dehydrated beef. It can be substituted for chicken, duck, turkey … The jerky is widely used in the Andean area of ​​all South America and began as a way to preserve meat for long periods of time. Currently, it is used for all kinds of preparations, such as tamales, stews, empanadas …

Majadito Recipe - Step 1


When the jerk is done, strain the meat and reserve the liquid for later. Fray the jerky and skip it in a frying pan with a little hot oil.

Majadito Recipe - Step 2


Cut all the vegetables in small cubes.

Majadito Recipe - Step 3


In a pot, add a little oil and sauté the vegetables chopped when hot. First add the garlic and onion and then, when the onion is transparent, add the peppers. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Trick: The traditional majadito is usually orange in color, which is obtained by sautéing urucú (achiote) seeds. If you use them, you should sauté them first and remove them to sauté the vegetables.

Majadito Recipe - Step 4


When the vegetables are all tender, add the rice and sauté it a few minutes. In this way, the majadito is much tastier.

Majadito Recipe - Step 5


Pour the water that you had reserved for cooking the jerky. In general, to cook rice correctly you must add two parts of water to each part of rice.

Trick: If you do not have enough water from cooking the jerky, you can add a little broth or water.

Majadito Recipe - Step 6


Let the ingredients integrate a little and, immediately afterwards, add the jerky. Mix and let the jerky meat cook for approximately 18 minutes. After this time, cover the pot and leave it for 2 more minutes on the fire so that the rice absorbs the liquid and all the flavors are integrated.

Majadito Recipe - Step 7


While the rice is cooking, prepare the other part of the majadito, the banana. For it, peel the bananas, cut them in half lengthwise and cook them fried in a frying pan with very hot oil. You can also grill them, but they should be very golden.

Majadito Recipe - Step 8


To assemble the plate, place the rice with the jerky and vegetables on the base, place a half of a banana on each side and, on top, a fried egg. Clever! You already have your Bolivian majadito recipe ready to serve. This meat majadito is really delicious and can be made with different types of meat. We have made it with jerky, but remember that you can also make it with chicken.

Majadito Recipe - Step 10

Majadito de charque – Accompaniments

You can serve the majadito shake accompanied by other typical Bolivian recipes like the following:

And for dessert, a delicious yuca cake. With inexpensive and easily accessible ingredients you can prepare a delicious menu with all the flavor of Bolivia.