Indio viejo is a Nicaraguan dish made with vegetables such as garlic, onions, sweet peppers, and tomatoes. Water-drenched tortillas are first ground into a dough; then the beef is shredded and fried with vegetables, tortilla dough, and achiote paste.
When all of these components are combined, it results in a creation of this hearty stew with a name that can be translated as old Indian. The dish dates back to pre-Columbian Nicaragua, when it was originally made with Central American animals, although beef is the preferred option these days.
It is typically served with fried plantains, rice, tortillas, and coleslaw.