The machaca made by Mateo Granados at the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market on Saturdays is “brilliance on a paper plate,” raves Melanie Wong. It contains Black Sheep shredded beef with pasilla pepper, Middleton Farm torpedo onion, handmade olive oil tortillas, La Bonne Terre little gem lettuce, and a fried duck egg. It costs $12.

“Whatever you call it, this was a glorious plate. Beautiful colors, textures, and flavors,” says Melanie. The rich duck egg plays well against the lean, grass-fed beef. There are sautéed scallions blended in with the meat, and crispy, juicy pickled onions on top. The cold, crunchy lettuce provides an excellent foil to the hot, spicy stuff. And there are nice touches of sea salt everywhere, which is the Granados trademark.

Mateo Granados [Sonoma County]
541 Fitch Street, Healdsburg

Healdsburg Farmers’ Market [Sonoma County]
North and Vine streets, Healdsburg

Board Link: Machaca a la Mateo Granados

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