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Food Archive

Bistec a lo Pobre – Chilean Poor Man’s Steak

Many Chilean food dishes combine several delicious ingredients at once. The classic bistec a lo pobre, which roughly translates as “poor man’s steak,” simply piles on the tasty ingredients. While the bistec a lo pobre isn’t uniquely Chilean, it is a very popular dish in Chile. You’ll find similar dishes throughout South America. Ingredients To […]



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Posted February 6, 2013 in Food | Add Your Comment »

Barros Luco Sandwich

The Barros Luco sandwich is one of Chile’s many famous sandwiches. After all, Chileans do love a great sandwich. What Is the Barros Luco Sandwich? The Barros Luco is a Chilean beef sandwich. Basically it consists of slices of steak with a generous serving of melted cheese stuck between bread. The sandwich is served warm […]



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Posted December 12, 2012 in Food | 5 Comments »

Chilean Empanadas Recipe

Chilean Empanadas are one of Chile’s most popular foods. Empanadas have two parts: the outer dough shell and what is put in it, called el pino. Here is a Chilean empanadas recipe with photos that my friend Sary and her mother sent to me. Filling Ingredients (el Pino) (Makes about 20 empanadas) 5 large onions […]



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Posted November 14, 2012 in Food | Add Your Comment »

Typical Chilean Desserts

In Chile you will find several typical Chilean desserts, many of them pastries. Here are some Chilean favorites, along with links to recipes in English. Alfajores and Chilenitos Perhaps the most popular of all Chilean desserts, Alfajores are cookie sandwiches with a sweet filling. Sometimes the filling is the caramel-like manjar, and other times it […]



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Posted October 3, 2012 in Food | 4 Comments »

Traditional Chilean Recipes You Can Make

Great Chilean food calls for some classic and traditional Chilean recipes. You don’t have to be a mamita who has been cooking in a Chilean kitchen for years to make some delicious recipes. Here are some of my favorite traditional Chilean recipes: Chilean Pebre Salsa Chilean Pebre is the ubiquitous condiment you’ll find with many […]



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Posted May 30, 2012 in Food | 11 Comments »

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