Amazing Calavacita and Pork Recipe -
Amazing Calavacita and Pork Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Amazing Calavacita and Pork

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet, and stir in the pork meat. Cook until evenly brown.
  2. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 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!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 11, 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.


18 Ratings

Feb 14, 2006

This was terrible. The zucchini was mushy, and it had no flavor.

Sep 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.

Apr 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.

Jan 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.

Mar 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.

Nov 12, 2004

Very good and easy.


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.4 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 686 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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