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South American Food: Most Popular Articles

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Sweet Apple Cinnamon Empanadas
Empanadas don't always have to be savory. These dessert empanadas with a cinnamon apple filling and dulce de leche are a wonderful treat.
Recipes from Argentina
A list of traditional recipes from Argentina.
Coxinha - Brazilian Street Food
Coxinhas are delicious fried chicken croquettes - a popular street food in Brazil.
Delicious and Versatile Chimicurri Sauce
Chimichurri sauce is an intensely flavored garlic and herb salsa. It's served with steak in Argentina, but it's delicious on just about everything.
How to Make Empanada Dough (Masa para...
This slightly sweet empanada dough produces tender, golden empanadas.
A Tantalizing List of Traditional and Modern...
A list of traditional and modern recipes from Venezuela.
Make Flavorful Arroz Chaufa: Chinese Peruvian...
Arroz chaufa is the perfect quick supper dish, and a great way to reinvent leftover rice. Make it with leftover roast chicken, roast pork, or just whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Ceviche 101: Recipes, Variations, and History
An explanation of ceviche, its ingredients, and preparation. Try some recipes for traditional ceviche as well as trendy variations of this popular dish.
An Easy 4-Step Recipe for a Classic Pisco Sour...
The classic preparation for the famous pisco sour cocktail.
An Introduction to South American Food
Each South American country has a unique cuisine that was shaped by its history, geography, and culture. The result is an exciting variety of flavors and traditions.
Recipes for Favorite Peruvian Dishes
A list of classic Peruvian recipes, including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts.
An Easy Recipe for Salsa a la Huancaína,...
This sauce originates from the Andean region of Peru called Huancayo. It's made with queso fresco or farmer's cheese, onions, and yellow aji chile peppers.
Empanadas de Pino - Beef Empanadas
These traditional Chilean empanadas have a delicious ground beef and onion filling.
Make Rich, Creamy Aji de Gallina, Peruvian...
Aji de gallina is a classic Peruvian dish, made with aji peppers, chicken, and a cream sauce.
A Collection of Recipes from Colombia
A list of traditional and modern recipes from Colombia.
An Easy Recipe for South American Roti Flatbread
Roti is a West Indian style grilled flatbread that is popular in Suriame, Guyana, and French Guiana.
How to Make Spicy and Versatile Crema de...
A creamy sauce with a spicy kick made from aji amarillo chile peppers and queso fresco cheese.
How to Make Basic Arepas: Venezuelan and...
How to make arepas - the delicious griddle corn cakes that are hugely popular in Venezuela and Colombia.
Recetas de Ecuador - Ecuadorian Recipes
A list of traditional recipes from the country of Ecuador, including appetizers, main courses and desserts.
Traditional and modern recipes from Brazil
A collection of Brazilian recipes, from appetizer to dessert, to help you plan an authentic Brazilian meal.
How to Make Delicious Salvadorian Pupusas,...
Pupusas are thick corn tortillas that are stuffed with cheese, beans and/or pork and cooked on a griddle.
Want to Cook Chilean Food? Check Out These...
A list of classic Chilean recipes, including appetizers, drinks, main courses and desserts.
How to Make Yummy Pao de Queijo, Brazilian...
These delicious cheese rolls from Brazil (pão de queijo) are made with cassava (tapioca) flour, which gives them their distinctive taste and texture. They're also gluten free.
How to Make Delicious Empanadas de Pollo
Chicken empanadas are easy and fun to make, and they are excellent for lunch boxes or for a snack on the go.
How to Make a Delicious Dulce de Leche Pionono
Dulce de leche pionono is a delicious jelly roll cake filled with dulce de leche and whipped cream.
How to Make Colombian Empanadas: Fried...
These appetizer-size empanadas have a cornmeal crust and tasty filling made of beef and potatoes.
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An Easy 5-Step Recipe for Potatoes in Spicy...
Papa a la Huancaina is a traditional dish from the Peruvian town of Huancayo, and is enjoyed all over Peru. Boiled potatoes are sliced and drenched in a delicious cheese sauce made with yellow chile peppers, and garnished with slices of hard boiled egg and black olives.
12 Decadent Dulce de Leche Dessert Recipes
A list of the best dessert recipes with dulce de leche, a caramel sauce popular in Latin America.
5 Fun and Easy South American Dessert Recipes
A list of some of the most well-loved South American desserts. These are fun, easy recipes that will liven up any meal.
How to Fill and Shape Empanadas
A step-by-step guide to filling and shaping empanadas.
Pan de Jamon - Ham and Olive Bread
This sweet savory bread is a popular Christmas treat in Venezuela.
Quick Peruvian-style Chicken Stir Fry - Pollo...
This Peruvian-style chicken stir fry has onions, bell peppers, and fried potatoes - a Latin-Asian fusion dish that's sure to please.
Try Creamy Tallarines Verdes, Noodles with...
South American noodles with a fresh spinach and basil sauce.
A Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial for Making Dulce...
A step-by-step guide to making this essential Latin dessert. Dulce de leche is made by slowly caramalizing a mixture of milk and sugar. It's an important ingredient in many South American cakes, cookies, and pastries, and it's amazingly good when it's homemade.
Quick and Easy Recipe for Panettone
A relatively quick method for making panettone, the yeasted holiday fruitcake.
Make Crowd-Pleasing Empanadas Tucumanas: A Beef...
Empanadas are meat filled pastries, and Argentina is famous for them. They are many kind of empanadas, but this recipe for beef filled empanadas is from a region in Argentina called Tucumán.
How to Make Crispy Yuca Fries, or Yuca Frita
Deep frying yuca is one of the best ways to enjoy the starchy, crispy texture of this edible root.
All You Need to Know about Pisco, the Famous...
Information about Pisco, a popular brandy produced in Peru and Chile, most often enjoyed in the classic pisco sour cocktail.
Tapioca - Brazilian Crepes
These unique Brazilian-style crepes are made with tapioca starch and can be filled with sweet or savory filling.
A 5-Step Recipe for Yellow Potatoes with...
Causa is made with papas amarillas, yellow potatoes that resemble yukon golds. The potatoes are mashed and seasoned with lime juice and aji amarillo ( yellow chile pepper), layered with chicken or tuna salad and slices of avocado, and garnished with parsley and black olives.
Brazilian Cinnamon "Raindrop" Doughnuts -...
These delicious little Brazilian doughnuts are coated with cinnamon sugar.
Skillet Carne Asada: Colombian Citrus Marinaded...
An indoor version of tasty carne asada, this seasoned flank steak is quickly seared in a skillet.
Make Tempting Chilean-style Fried Cheese...
These are quick and easy empanadas with a simple melted cheese filling, but they are irresistible.
Make Chinese-Peruvian Stir-Fried Beef and...
This a classic Peruvian dish, a mix of Chinese stir-fry and Peruvian meat and potatoes. Serve it with rice for a delicious hearty dinner.
A Basic 6-Step Recipe for Dulce de Leche, a...
Dulce de Leche (also known as manjar, manjar blanco, and arequipe), is widely adored all over South America.
Best South American Empanada Recipes
Here you will find everything you need to know about making empanadas, including traditional empanada recipes from different South American countries.
How to Make Sweet and Tasty Traditional...
Alfajores are the quintessential street food in South America. They make a great afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea.
Homemade Pork Tamales
Tamales are one of the most famous South American foods. These tamales have a delicious pork filling which is easy to make in the crockpot.
An Easy Recipe for Scrumptious Pandebono,...
Pandebono is delicious cheese bread from Colombia made from cornmeal (masarepa) and tapioca flour, as well as farmer's cheese and eggs.
Mazamorra Morada - Peruvian Purple Corn Pudding
A delicious pudding-like dessert made with purple corn and fruit.
What Is Masarepa? An Intro to the Precooked...
Explanation of the special precooked corn flour that is used to make corn cakes called arepas, staple treats in Venezuela and Colombia.
Picarones - Pumpkin Doughnuts
These light and crispy doughnut-like fried treats are sold as a snack or served for dessert in Peru and Chile. Picarones are amazingly good when freshly deep fried and drenched in a fruity, spiced syrup that compliments the squash and sweet potato flavors perfectly.
Milanesa Napolitana - Italian-style Fried Steak
Milanesa napolitana is an Argentinian favorite - breaded fried steak topped with ham, tomato sauce, and cheese.
Secret Peruvian Huacatay Salsa Recipe for Pollo...
This spicy green sauce gets its unique flavor from huacatay, an Andean herb.
Get to Know Aji Amarillo, the Peruvian Yellow...
Aji amarillo is a South American hot yellow chile pepper that is used in many traditional dishes.
A Quick and Easy Recipe for Fainá,...
Fainá is an Italian-style flatbread made from chickpea (garbanzo) flour that is popular in Uruguay and Argentina.
Salvadorian-style Chicharrón -...
In El Salvador, chicharron is seasoned shredded pork, used to fill pupusas, or thick corn tortillas.
A Tasty Recipe for Arroz con Pollo Verde: Green...
A basic comfort food recipe that has many variations throughout South America. This version has lots of cilantro, which is what gives it the striking green color. You can season this dish with saffron and paprika instead of cilantro, which makes a tasty variation known as yellow chicken with rice.
The Cuisine of Suriname
The cuisine of Suriname is as diverse as the country's population.
Manchego Cheese and Quince Paste Hors d'Oeuvres
This famous little combination of aged cheese and sweet quince paste makes a quick and elegant appetizer for any occasion.
Quick and Easy Tortas Fritas (South American...
Argentinians and Uruguayans alike enjoy these fried circles of dough in the afternoon with yerba mate tea.
Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Yellow Potatoes -...
This roasted chicken recipe with yellow potatoes has the flavor of Peruvian rotisserie chicken, pollo a la brasa, and is very easy to make.
Easy to make arepas go with any meal.
Thick Venezuelan-style arepas (corncakes) are delicious, and make great sandwiches.
Llapingachos - Ecuadorian Potato Pancakes
These potato cakes from Ecuador (llapingachos) are stuffed with white farmer's cheese and served with a simple but delicious peanut sauce.
Aji Panca - Peruvian Red Pepper
A type of aji, or chile pepper, used in certain Peruvian dishes.
Papa Rellena - Stuffed Mashed Potatoes
Peruvian stuffed potatoes are mashed potatoes that are shaped around a center of seasoned ground beef and then fried golden brown.
Make Colombian Chicken in Creamy Coconut Sauce...
Sautéed chicken breasts in a creamy sauce made with coconut milk.
Breakfast treats straight from Brazil.
Brazilians enjoy a variety of things for breakfast (besides coffee of course), including tropical fruit, cheese bread, smoothies in a bowl, and even cake!
A Traditional Andean Food: Cuy (Guinea Pig)
Guinea pigs are an important source of protein in the Andean region, and are a very traditional Peruvian food dating back to pre-Colonial times.
Pastel de Choclo - Comfort Food from Chile
Pastel de choclo is a traditional dish from Chile. It's a beef casserole similar to shepherd's pie, but the meat and onions are topped with a delicious layer of creamed corn instead of mashed potatoes.
Twelve Great South American Appetizer Recipes
A collection of South American appetizers, from entradas (first courses) to bocaditos (little bites).
A Tasty Recipe for Kibe, Brazilian Beef...
Kibes are a popular Brazilian fried beef and bulgur wheat snack with Middle Eastern origins.
Love Guacamole? Try This Venezuelan Guasacaca
Guasacaca is a popular relish in Venezuela, served with grilled meats and fried foods.
Tamal Recipes and Tips
Tamales are an old and traditional South American food, a portable and nutritious meal - fun to make and delicious.
Peruvian Stewed Chicken in Cilantro Sauce -...
Seco de pollo is a delicious stewed chicken dish with a beautiful green cilantro sauce.
How to Make Colombian Buñuelos,...
These delicious fritters are made from a dough of fresh farmer's cheese (queso fresco) and cornstarch, shaped into balls, and deep fried. They are delicious, and are only slightly sweet.
Argentinian Beef Stew with Dried Apricots and...
Carbonada criolla is a savory rich stew made with beef, tomatoes, potatoes, and corn, sweetened slightly with dried apricots. It's perfect for a winter supper.
A Simple Recipe for Milanesas, Breaded Fried...
Milanesas crispy fried pieces of thin-sliced meat, usually steak.
South American Empanada Recipes
All about making empanadas, including traditional empanada recipes from different South American countries.
Venezuelan Plantain and Cornmeal Rings - Mandocas
Mandocas are fried rings of sweet cornmeal, green plantains, and cheese.
A Simple Recipe for Crockpot Carnitas, Slow...
Carnitas are delicious pieces of pulled pork, perfect for tamales and arepas.
Try Brazilian Black-Eyed Pea and Shrimp Fritters
Traditional street food from Brazil, these deep-fried black-eyed pea fritters are split and stuffed with caramelized onions and shrimp.
Pasta Frola - Quince Tart
A pretty cookie tart filled with dulce de membrillo (quince paste).
How to Make Cancha - Toasted Chulpe Corn
Cancha is the homemade Andean version of corn nuts. It's made from a special variety of corn called maiz chulpe, which pops without puffing up.
Rich and Hearty Brazilian Feijoada
The savory black bean and meat stew known as feijoada is the national dish of Brazil, traditionally enjoyed for lunch on Saturday.
Savory Chicken and Cream Cheese Fried Pastry...
A tasty Brazilian pastry filled with creamy, savory chicken.
Sweet Venezuelan-Style Flan Dessert (Quesillo)
Venezuelans love flan, also called quesillo - a pudding-like creamy dessert with lots of caramel.
Roast Turkey with Peruvian Flavor
Roast turkey with the delicious flavor of the famous Peruvian pollo a la brasa.
An Easy Recipe for Brazilian Chocolate Fudge...
These little Brazilian chocolate candies, called brigadeiros, look like truffles, but are much simpler to make. Serve them in little paper cups for an elegant treat.
Popped Quinoa and Amaranth (Kiwicha) - How to...
Quinoa and amaranth are high protein grains that can popped like popcorn for a nutritious snack.
Try Churros, Fried Dough Sticks with Cinnamon...
Churros are a type of doughnut with a distinctive tube shape and a delicious crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside, sugary, cinnamony taste. Churros are quick to make, and can be filled with dulce de leche, chocolate, or pastry cream for an extra treat.
Basic South American-Style White Rice with Garlic
Here's a simple yet delicious recipe for making rice. First some garlic is sautéd in oil, and then the water and rice are added. This simple extra step makes an enormous difference in flavor.
Postre Chajá - Peach Meringue Cake
A delicious meringue cake with peaches and whipped cream from Uruguay.
Empanadas de Espinaca - Spinach and Cheese...
These flaky empanada pastries are filled with a creamy cheese sauce and spinach.
Queso Fresco and Queso Blanco - Definition of...
Queso freso (literally. South American Food.
How to Make Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche with...
This Ecuadorian-style ceviche has a delicious Latin-style cocktail sauce with lots of fresh lime juice and large kernel Andean corn.
Salsa Criolla - Peruvian Onion, Pepper &...
This onion relish is a traditional accompaniment to many Peruvian dishes, and is also great on sandwiches.
The Chivito - Uruguay's Most Iconic Sandwich
The chivito is a meatlover's sandwich from Uruguay that will satisfy any appetite.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
A creamy winter soup seasoned with cumin and smoky aji chile peppers.
Sopa de Mani - Peanut and Potato Soup
Sopa de mani is typically made with beef ribs or chicken, but it works well as a vegetarian soup too.
Pan de Quinoa y Miel Recipe: How to Make...
Honey quinoa bread is a moist, satisfying, high-protein bread. It has nutty texture that comes from the cooked grains of quinoa. It keeps very well, and is excellent toasted.
Locro de Papa Ecuatoriano
A hearty, cheesy, traditional potato soup from Ecuador.
Calzones Rotos - Chilean "Underwear" Cookies
The Latin American word for underwear - calzones - used to be a great source of amusement (and confusion)
Pan de Pascua - Chilean Christmas Cake
Pan de pascua is a holiday tradition in Chile. While Italian panettone cake is enjoyed during the holidays throughout most of Latin America, pan de pascua is a closer relative to German stollen.
Irresistible Fried Venezuelan Queso Blanco...
Tequenos are a popular Venezuelan snack of fried cheese wrapped in a crispy dough.
A Super-Easy Recipe for Pastel de Tres Leches,...
When you have a craving for tres leches cake but don’t have time to make it from scratch, try this version that starts with a cake mix.
Sweet Brazilian Carrot Cake with Chocolate...
These sweet golden cupcakes get their color from carrots, but they definitely taste like a dessert.
Just in Time for Summer: Venezuelan Tropical La...
This refreshing Venezuelan fruit drink is like a tropical version of sangria.
Quince Paste - Dulce de Membrillo
Quince paste is a sweet candy made from the delicious apple-like quince fruit. Quince paste is delicious served with cheese.
South American Thanksgiving
The traditional flavors of South American cooking lend themselves perfectly to a fall meal meant to celebrate the successful harvest. You may find yourself inspired to incorporate a Latin dish or two into your holiday dinner this year.
Natilla - Colombian Christmas Custard
Natilla is traditionally served at Christmastime in Colombia. Natilla is like a cross between flan and dulce de leche. It is thick enough to be cut into squares, but it has a pudding-like texture. It's very rich and delicious.
Venezuelan Steak with Black Beans and Rice -...
Recipe for Pabellon criollo. A traditional beans and rice dish from Venezuela, with seasoned black beans, white rice, and tender, savory flank steak.
Creamy Venezuelan-Style Lasagna with Bechamel...
Pasicho is a Venezuelan lasagna-like dish with lots of creamy bechamel sauce in addition to the tomato sauce and beef.
Make Mouthwatering Coconut-Crusted Fish Fillets...
A tasty and quick way to fry up some fish for dinner, this coconut crusted fish is delicious paired with the fresh mango salsa.
Brazilian Farofa - Skillet Toasted Manioc Flour
Farofa is an essential condiment to many Brazilian dishes. It's made with manioc meal, or the ground root of the cassava or manioc plant.
A dozen Brazilian-style cakes to make right now!
A collection of Brazilian cake recipes, with photos.
A Menu of Traditional South American Christmas...
A list of recipes and ideas for a South American Christmas menu.
Easy Recipe for Cebiche de Langostinos: Shrimp...
This shrimp ceviche with mango and avocado tastes cool, bright, and refresing. It's great as a appetizer or a light lunch.
Empanadas - Definition and Information
Information about South American empanadas, including recipes from different regions of South America.
Milcaos - Potato Pancakes from the Chilo&eacute...
This simple but delicious potato pancake recipe is from Chiloé Island off the coast of Chile.
Empanadas de Manzana - Apple Cinnamon Empanadas
These buttery empanadas have a sweet cinnamon apple filling.
White Bean Chili with Chicken and Green Chiles
A slightly spicy flavorful chili made with white beans, chicken or turkey, and roasted green chile peppers.
Make Yummy Patacones, Twice-Fried Green...
Twice fried green plantain makes an outstanding appetizer, especially paired with aji amarillo sauce.
Chocolate Panettone - Chocottone
This chocolate version of the Italian panettone has chocolate chips and nuts instead of the traditional dried fruits.
Try this delicious Chilean-style salsa with...
A spicy chile pepper condiment to accompany Chilean food.
Venezuelan Coconut Cream Cake - Bien Me Sabe
You can prepare this delicious dessert using a cake mix to save time, or use your favorite white cake or sponge cake recipe.
Cachitos - Venezuelan Ham Croissants
Cachitos are a Venezuelan breakfast treat - a delicious crescent roll filled with ham.
Quick Guava and Cheese Pastries - Pastelitos de...
These pretty guava pastries are easy as pie to prepare.
Try an Easy, Refreshing Chilcano de Pisco...
A chilcano de pisco is a refreshing mixed drink made with ginger ale, pisco (a type of brandy from Peru and Chile), and lime juice.
Chilean-Style Sopaipillas (Spiced Pumpkin...
These Chilean-syle sopaipillas are delicious fried rounds of pumpkin dough soaked in a spiced syrup.
Peruvian Stuffed Spicy Red Peppers (Rocoto...
In Peru this recipe is made with the rocoto pepper, which resembles a bell pepper but is extremely spicy. Rocoto peppers can be hard to find in the states, but this recipe is just as delicious when made with bell peppers.
Arroz Con Leche - Classic Rice Pudding
This classic rice pudding is popular throughout Latin America.
Healthier Empanada Dough - Masa Para Empanadas...
A lighter dough for making empanandas, with yogurt in place of some of the lard/shortening.
Alfajor - The South American Cookie
Alfajores are a beloved snack in South America -
Marraquetas - Chilean French Bread Rolls
Pan marraqueta is a popular roll with a characteristic shape in Chile, which has very similar taste and texture to french bread.
Tacu Tacu - Peruvian Comfort Food
Leftover rice and beans are combined into a pancake, fried, then covered with a thin blanket of steak. The whole thing is topped off with a fried egg. Served with a side of fried plantains, tacu tacu is one of the most delicious example of a hearty Peruvian midday meal.
Canelazo - Spiced Cinnamon Rum Drink
Canelazo is a spiced fruit drink that is spiked with aguardiente or rum, and served hot. It's a favorite in Ecuador, and is especially enjoyed around Christmas.
Basic Argentinian-Style Grilled Beef Ribs (Tira...
These beef ribs cook quickly on the grill and are seasoned only with salt, Argentinian-style.
Butifarra Sandwich - Peruvian Butifarra Pork...
Butifarra is a kind of sausage from Spain, but it is also the name of a popular Peruvian sandwich made with jamón del país and salsa criolla.
Slow Cooked Chilean Beef Stew with Squash and...
Charquican is a delicious beef stew that is traditionally made with dried beef (charqui), squash, and potatoes.
Couve a Mineira: A Recipe for Garlicky Collard...
Chopped collard greens sauteed in olive oil with garlic and onions make a perfect accompaniment to many meals, especially the classic Brazilian feijoada.
Simple Argentinian Grilled Provolone Appetizer...
Provoleta is grilled provolone cheese, and Argentinian specialty.
Dulce de Leche Flan
Traditional flan gets a boost of caramel flavor from the addition of dulce de leche.
Torta Pascualina - Spinach and Ricotta Tart
This delicious tart has a puff pastry crust on top and bottom, and a spinach and ricotta cheese filling. It's served in Argentina and Uruguay.
Creamy Tropical Lucuma Ice Cream
Lucuma is an unusual fruit from the Andean region of South America with a distinctive, aromatic sweet flavor. It's popular in many desserts, but lucuma ice cream is one of South America's best kept secrets. If you come across some frozen lucuma pulp at your local Latin market, try this ice cream. You will not be disappointed.
Get Creative with This Shrimp Paella Recipe
A quick and tasty version of arroz con camarones, this recipe is made with frozen shrimp and can include peas, bell peppers, or chorizo sausage.
Have this for breakfast and you will be...
A healthy breakfast bowl of frozen acai puree, bananas, and granola.
Anticuchos de Verduras - Grilled Vegetable...
Grilled vegetable skewers are easy to make, taste great, and perfect for entertaining.
Fresh Colombian Hot Pepper Salsa (Salsa de Aji...
This excellent Colombian aji sauce goes well with grilled meats and arepas.

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