Mérida: Cultural and Gastronomic Capital of the Southeast

No. 305 Black Bean Chilmole with Pork Knuckle

Places close to the experience where you can spend the night:


Days open to the public:

Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes

Schedules in which you can enjoy the experience:

12:00 - 16:00

Contact number to make reservations:

Approximate price:

$90 MXN

Months in which you can enjoy the experience:

Todo el año

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Chilmole is an ancient and traditional dish from the state of Yucatán, deriving its name from the Mayan term "boox k'óol," which means "black col" in Spanish, referring to the use of black beans. The dish is prepared with pork, pork knuckle, onion, garlic, tomato, lard, black recado (spice blend), epazote, flour, salt, and xcatic chilli. First, the pork is cut into pieces and soaked with the pork knuckle and salt. Meanwhile, the black beans are boiled in a pot of water until they crack. Then, the pork, pork knuckle, diced onion, epazote, and salt to taste are added, allowing them to cook over medium heat until the meat is tender. After a few minutes, flour and dissolved, strained black recado are added. Finally, tomatoes are sautéed in lard and added to the stew along with xcatic chilli. This delicious dish is cooked over firewood, giving it a distinctive flavour and aroma. It is served in a deep plate accompanied by handmade corn tortillas, chiltomate (tomato and habanero sauce), lime, and habanero chilli. You can enjoy this dish at Alelí lunchroom in the town of Caucel.

Details of Interest:

Tourist recommendations: Reserve in advance to confirm the days when the dish is prepared.
Payment methods: Cash.
Recommended for: Families, couples, and disabled individuals.

Distance from Mérida to experience:


Duration of experience:

1 hora approximately

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