Anticuchos Picantes

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Spicier grilled beef heart

Anticuchos Picantes





  1. Clean the beef heart thoroughly, removing all nerves and fat.
  2. Cut into 1" cubes, place in non-reactive bowl, refrigerate and set aside.
  3. Combine garlic, chiles, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and 1½ cups vinegar.
  4. Pour over meat.
  5. Add more vinegar, if necessary, to cover meat completely.
  6. Marinate, refrigerated, 12-24 hours.
  7. About 1 hour before grilling, remove meat from marinade and thread on skewers.
  8. Soak the crushed chile in ⅓ cup warm water for 30 minutes.
  9. In processor, combine chiles and water with oil and salt.
  10. Add enough reserved marinade (¾ cup) to make thick sauce, puree.
  11. Brush skewered meat with sauce and grill over hot coals or under a broiler, turning and basting to cook quickly on all sides.
  12. Best cooked medium well, 4 – 6 minutes on the grill.