It’s a snack made from pork belly – yes, pork belly

This fusion of two staple dishes from Costa Rica, chicharrón y frijoles, called Chifrijo, is the football-watching snacker’s dream. It’s made of pork belly, and beans.

This epic nibble was invented in the 1990s, when Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter was in his mid-fifties. It’s a dip popular in bars and restaurants, so special it was copyrighted by a bar restaurant owner.

There are 16 steps and 16 pictures in this recipe reppic (epic recipe in pictures) to make this dish full of ‘pura vida’ (the most common expression in Costa Rica) which sums up all the flavours and the social spirit of the Costa Rican people.

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