13 Jun Carne Codia En Limon

From Diana Kennedy’s The Cuisines of Mexico

Serves 4


  • A glass or china bowl
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 pound ground sirloin, absolutely free of fat
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3-4 chiles (serranos) with seeds, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Mix the lime juice well into the ground meat in glass or china bowl and set aside to “cook” in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  2. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and set aside to season for at least 2 more hours.
  3. Serve with crisp tortillas, either toasted or fried.