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    Stuffed Beef Eye of Round (Lechón De Mechar)

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    4 hrs 45 mins

    45 mins

    4 hrs

    l0ve2c00k's Note:

    This is a very classic Puerto Rican dish. It is mostly served with Arroz con gandules. I found this recipe on one of my Puerto Rican cook books and it was adapted to fit Gma's recipe.

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    1. 1
      Trim meat and with a knife, make a long deep pocket from both ends to center of meat.
    2. 2
      Mix onions, garlic, sweet chili, peppers, oregano, capers, OO, vinegar and salt.
    3. 3
      Stuff meat with mixed ingredients alternating with ham and olives.
    4. 4
      Sew opening on both ends to center of meat.
    5. 5
      In a large pot (caldero) heat oil, sofrito and sauce. Add meat. Cook over moderate high heat.
    6. 6
      Add water and bring to a boil, cook until meat is fork tender.
    7. 7
      Add potatoes and bring rapidly to a boil. Cook covered for about 1 hour.
    8. 8
      Note: You can chop more of the veggies used to stuff and add them at the same time you are adding the potatoes.
    9. 9
      Remove meat and boil sauce until tick.
    10. 10
      Cut meat in slices and serve.

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    Nutritional Facts for Stuffed Beef Eye of Round (Lechón De Mechar)

    Serving Size: 1 (416 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 448.9
    Calories from Fat 150
    Total Fat 16.7 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 136.4 mg
    Sodium 477.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 14.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 57.2 g

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