This Mexican recipe was handed down to my husband by his mother. A blend of zucchini, onion, and pork that is simmered together, and then served with warm tortillas. A simple but delicious recipe.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet, and stir in the pork meat. Cook until evenly brown.

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  • Mix zucchini, onion, and Worcestershire sauce into the skillet with the pork. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in enough water to cover ingredients, and continue cooking 15 minutes over medium-high heat. Mix in corn 5 minutes before end of cook time. Serve with tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

388.2 calories; 21.6 g protein; 49.4 g carbohydrates; 39.7 mg cholesterol; 637.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2007
This dish was good. A little to soupy I just dumped out some of the liquid. I didn't have worchestire so I used soy sauce and it was still good. Served in tortillas. Everyone ate it all. I had NO leftovers!!! Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2006
I personally would remove the olive oil and replace it with a tbsp of canola oil and the Worcestershire sauce replace it with 2 tbsp of beef bouillon. reduce water to 1 cup of water since this meal is supposed to be wet but not soupy and I would add garlic powder and a tomato finely chopped. That is how my mom makes it. Read More
(23)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2006
I personally would remove the olive oil and replace it with a tbsp of canola oil and the Worcestershire sauce replace it with 2 tbsp of beef bouillon. reduce water to 1 cup of water since this meal is supposed to be wet but not soupy and I would add garlic powder and a tomato finely chopped. That is how my mom makes it. Read More
(23)
Rating: 1 stars
02/14/2006
This was terrible. The zucchini was mushy and it had no flavor. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2008
We followed the directions ALMOST to a T - my husband made the observation that depending on the size/depth of pan you're using the amount of water you use "to cover" the ingredients could be VASTLY different. We halved all of the ingredients so per another reviewer's suggestion I used 1/2 a cup of water - it was too much and never cooked off or absorbed all the way. I thought I was generous with the seasoning as we do with most things we cook but I still found it a little bland. We might make this again and next time use tomato sauce as another reviewer suggested in addition to the base ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2005
Not bad. I thought it was kind of bland and watery so I'm not sure I'll make it again but it was all right for trying something a little different. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2007
This dish was good. A little to soupy I just dumped out some of the liquid. I didn't have worchestire so I used soy sauce and it was still good. Served in tortillas. Everyone ate it all. I had NO leftovers!!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2009
To keep the calabicitas from going mushie cook in layers. Meat on the bottom to simmer in the juices and the vegetables on top and then mixed in with the meat the last 5 mins of cooking. Also use less water. I would also use a broth instead of water for better flavour. I am not a fan of whorchester so I rubbed the meat with chili powder. and simmered the meat with garlic onion salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2004
Very good and easy. Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
03/14/2015
I'd give this recipe 3-stars if I ever thought I would make it again. The family thought it was boring. I thought the Zucchini was wayyyy overcooked and the dish was swimming in water! It tasted just okay. I felt like I was eating leftovers and could not get over that I actually purchased groceries for this. Overall it was edible just not repeatable. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2004
This is a great recipe. Both my picky husband and kids loved it. I used pork chops instead of pork roast and it worked just fine. Read More
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