Stuffed Beef Eye of Round (Lechón De Mechar)

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Total Time
4hrs 45mins
45 mins
4 hrs

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