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South American

Argentine Meat Empanadas
  • Time: 65 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Argentine Meat Empanadas

The original version of the Argentinean recipe. Rich and delicious. Any meat can be used for this recipe, just be sure to cut it up into tiny pieces.

Arroz Atollado
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Arroz Atollado

A typical dish from the Colombian region of Valle del Cauca. Some people add chorizo or longaniza and chicken to this recipe, but in this one uses pork and chorizo.

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

This savoury little snack is a perfect appetizer or party food.

Canja
  • Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Canja

A taste of Brazil. These combine to lift the flavour out of the ordinary, making this soup a substantial one.

Cheese Rolls - Pão de queijo
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Cheese Rolls - Pão de queijo

This little Brazilian savoury snack is a perfect appetizer or party food.

Chilean Corn Humitas
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chilean Corn Humitas

Use fresh corn leaves for wrapping the humitas, at least 17 cm long.

Chilean Style Stuffed Potatoes
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chilean Style Stuffed Potatoes

This is a typical dish from the south of Chile that resembles large croquetas or nuggets that are deliciosa and easy to prepare.

Chimichurri BBQ Beef
  • Time: 15 minutes plus overnight
  • Complexity: very easy

Chimichurri BBQ Beef

Chimichurri or chimmichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from Argentina.

Chinese-Peruvian Beef Stir-Fry (Lomo Saltado)
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chinese-Peruvian Beef Stir-Fry (Lomo Saltado)

Serve this dish with a side of steamed rice, but it’s also great with some Tacu Tacu or on top of a green salad. If you don’t eat beef - fear not - you can make Camarones Saltados, or shrimp stir-fry. Use sliced apples instead of beef for a vegetarian version.

Esfiha
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Esfiha

Brazilian meat pies are a combination of beef and lamb.

Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey)
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey)

This is a favourite at any Venezuelan get-together from Maracaibo. It is so easy to make that your kids can help.

Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)
  • Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

Pronounced fay-ZHWA-dah, this is another of those big, hearty, meat-and-bean stews that is the national dish of Brazil.

Gambas Pil Pil
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Gambas Pil Pil

Rich, golden garlic cloves and a splash of brandy flavour juicy prawns in this Chilean version of a classic Spanish tapa.

Peruvian Pickled Chicken (Escabeche de Pollo)
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Peruvian Pickled Chicken (Escabeche de Pollo)

A Peruvian pickled chicken dish with spicy, smoky and earthy aji panca, red onion, carrot, celery, chicken stock, honey, and red wine vinegar.

 

Peruvian Pickled Onions (Salsa Criolla)
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Peruvian Pickled Onions (Salsa Criolla)

Simple, flavourful and colorful, it’s a perfect garnish on many dishes.