"Chicharron Asado" - Oven-Grilled Chicharron
Cuisine: Colombian
Author: Urban Paleo Chef
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 10 mins
After trying Chicharron in Colombia, I asked for "Chicharron Asado"; but apparently no one sells it. So I made it! Enjoy my Oven-Grilled Chicharron recipe!
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Chicharron (uncured slab bacon with skin on)
  • 1 heel Garlic, peeled and sliced
  • Spices: Sea Salt, Pepper
  • 1 Yellow squash, sliced
  • ¼ Pineapple, sliced
  • 2 Carrots, sliced
  • 10 Crimini Mushrooms, sliced
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 120 C (about 250 F).
  2. While the oven heats up, slice the garlic.
  3. Line a baking pan with foil and put it on the bottom of the oven.
  4. Lay the Chicharron on the middle wrack of the oven.
  5. Carefully spread the garlic slices across the Chicharron, giving it fairly even coverage of about 1 slice of garlic per 2 inch section.
  6. Bake for 90 minutes.
  7. Prepare the vegetables.
  8. minutes before meal time, add the vegetables to the bottom pan.
  9. Stir the vegetables every 10 minutes.
  10. Continue to bake the Chicharron and vegetables for the remaining 30 minutes.
  11. Now serve and enjoy!
Notes
This Chicharron is deliciously flavorful! For additional flavor, add a light sprinkling of sea salt and/or pepper. You could also add paprika or chile pepper for a delicious kick to the Chicharron.
If you add anything other than salt, you should brush the Chicharron with some olive oil or coconut oil every 30 minutes.
As a note: There is no need to rotate the Chicharron; I baked it on the same side for the entire 2 hours.
Recipe by Urban Paleo Chef at http://urbanpaleochef.com/2014/02/18/oven-grilled-chicharron/