Indio viejo

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Indio viejo served with plantains, rice, ensalada de repollo, and chicha

Indio viejo ("old Indian") is a type of stew popular in Nicaragua. It is usually made from shredded corn and beef. The dish is traditional to Nicaragua and one of the most established.[1][2][3][4] It is similar to a porridge.[5] It dates at least to the colonial era and a mortar was used to prepare the dish.[6]


  1. ^ Raquel Roque (4 September 2013). Cocina Latina: El sabor del mundo latino. Penguin Publishing Group. pp. 357–. ISBN 978-1-101-55290-2.
  2. ^ Enrique Peña Hernández (1968). Folklore de Nicaragua. Editorial Unión. p. 193.
  3. ^ "Indio viejo | Traditional Stew From Nicaragua | TasteAtlas".
  4. ^ "Indio Viejo Recipe". March 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Behnke, Alison; Chacon, Griselda Aracely (January 1, 2005). Cooking the Central American Way. Lerner Publications. ISBN 9780822512363 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Roque, Raquel (September 4, 2013). Cocina Latina: El sabor del mundo latino. Penguin. ISBN 9781101552902 – via Google Books.