South American Food Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Layered Mashed Potato Casserole - Pastel de Papas
Pastel de papas is a satisfying casserole of mashed potatoes and seasoned ground beef, presented in attractive layers.

Sweet Bread "Babies" for All Souls Day - Guaguas de Pan Dulce
These sweet breads are meant to resemble babies or people and are part of the All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebrations in the Andes.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Chocolate Dulce de Leche Glaze
These delightful cupcakes are easy to prepare with a spice cake mix and canned pumpkin.

Halloween Butternut Squash Empanadas - Empanadas de Calabaza
These halloween jack-'o-lantern empanadas are cute but also tasty with their savory butternut squash filling.

T'antawawa Breads - Andean Bread Babies - Recipe for Wawa Bread
Tantawawas are special breads made in Andean countries such as Peru and Ecuador to celebrate All Saints Day (Día de Todos Santos, Día de los Muertos).

Corn Kernal Remover Kitchen Gadget Review
If you like to use fresh corn on the cob in salads and other dishes, this corn stripper tool is worth having in your kitchen drawer.

Pullman Loaf Sandwich Bread - Pan de Miga
This slightly sweet white bread (pan de miga) is baked in a covered loaf pan (pullman pan) so that it can be sliced into perfect crustless squares for making dainty sandwiches.

Chocolate Banana Cake with Dulce de Leche - Torta de Platano y Chocolate
The layers of this moist banana cake are filled with dulce de leche and the whole cake is covered with a rich chocolate fudge frosting.

Fried Cornbread Sticks - Sorullos
Sorullos are slightly sweet deep fried cornmeal sticks, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.

Mandoca - Venezuelan Corn Fritters - Recipe for Mandoca
Mandocas are fried rings of sweet cornmeal, green plantains, and cheese.

Bolo de Fuba - Brazilian Cornmeal Cake
Enjoy this sweet cornmeal cake with a cup of coffee as a perfect mid-afternoon snack.

Cheesy Paraguayan Cornbread (Sopa Paraguaya) Recipe
Serve this dense, savory corn bread with soup or stew, or enjoy it toasted with butter.

Brazilian Cornbread - Broa de Milho
Broa de milho is a slightly sweet yeasted cornbread, flavored with fennel, and shaped into a flat round loaf.

Savory Cheese Cornbread - Recipe for Savory Cornbread
A cheesy, flavorful cornbread with lots of South American flavor.

Picarones Recipe - Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Doughnut
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.

Mashed Potato Fritters with Quinoa - Papa Rellena con Quinoa
A vegetarian version of papa rellena (mashed potato croquettes) filled with savory quinoa

Peruvian Stuffed Potatoes (Papa Rellena) Recipe
Peruvian stuffed potatoes are mashed potatoes that are shaped around a center of seasoned ground beef and then fried golden brown.

Vegetable Pastel de Choclo - Pastel de Choclo Vegetariano
Pastel de choclo is a traditional Chilean casserole which has a meat filling topped with a layer of creamed corn. This vegetarian version substitutes a flavorful vegetable ragout for the beef layer.

Arepa Sandwich with Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans and Spinach - Arepa con Camote, Frijoles y Espinaca
A vegetarian arepa sandwich stuffed with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and spinach.

Quinoa Apple Spice Muffins - Muffins de Quinoa y Manzana
A nutritious and flavorful apply muffin made with high protein quinoa flour.

Apple Cider Doughnuts with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe
Apple cider adds great flavor to these spice cake doughnuts.

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup - Crema de Camote
A rich and creamy sweet potato soup, quick to make and perfect for fall.

Spicy Yellow Squash Soup - Sopa de Zapallo - Recipe for Yellow Squash Soup
This beautiful yellow soup has a little kick from aji amarillo chile pepper. Easy to make and delicious.

Quinoa Vegetable Soup - Sopa de Quinoa
This nourishing soup is chock full of vegetables and high protein Andean quinoa.

Black Bean Soup with Lime - Recipe for Black Bean Soup
A quick, low-fat black bean soup with the refreshing flavors of cumin and lime.

Savory Quinoa with Raisins and Olives - "Pino" de Quinoa
A vegetarian version of traditional savory pino, made with quinoa in place of the ground beef.

Vegetarian Quinoa Paella - Paella de Quinoa
A delicious quinoa paella with vegetables.

Quinoa Flatbread - Pan Plano de Quinoa
This hearty flatbread gets a nutritious boost from high protein quinoa.

Quinoa Sliders - Veggie Quinoa Burgers
These vegetarian quinoa sliders are nutritious and tasty, thanks to high protein quinoa and vegetables.

Curried Quinoa Salad - Ensalada de Quinoa
This curried quinoa salad with artichokes and olives is great for picnics, and makes a nice side dish for grilled meats.

Apple Paste - Dulce de Manzana
This intensely flavored apple paste pairs well with cheese and is delicious in pastries as well.

Apple Cider Dulce de Leche Doughnuts - Bola de Fraile
These cinnamon sugar coated apple cider doughnut holes are filled with caramel dulce de leche.

Black Quinoa Beef Stew with Potatoes - Sopa de Quinoa
A hearty stew of beef, potatoes and black quinoa.

Ensalada Chilena - Onion & Tomato Chilean Salad
A simple but flavorful salad onion and tomato salad that makes a nice accompaniment to grilled meats.

Chilean Empanadas - Empanadas de Pino
These traditional Chilean empanadas have a delicious ground beef and onion filling.

Savory Mango Sauce - Como Hacer Salsa de Mango
A delicious savory mango sauce to serve with chicken or fish.

Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way
A masterpiece of a cookbook with gorgeous photos of Patagonia and more than 100 recipes to make over a fire, Patagonian-style.

Brazilian Cattle Drover Beans - Feijão Tropeiro
This hearty meal is made with the traditional staple foods carried by Brazilian cattleman.

Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Potato Cakes) Recipe
These potato cakes from Ecuador (llapingachos) are stuffed with white farmer's cheese and served with a simple but delicious peanut sauce.

Apple Spice Cake with Dulce de Leche - Torta de Manzana - Recipe for Apple Spice Cake
A rich apple spice cake, drizzled with dulce de leche caramel glaze.

Sweet Apple Cinnamon Empanadas - Empanadas de Manzana
These buttery empanadas have a sweet cinnamon apple filling.

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Frosting
Apple spice cupcakes are topped with a fluffy dulce de leche buttercream frosting.

Chocolate Flan Cake - Chocoflan
Chocoflan is a combination of rich chocolate cake and creamy caramel flan, and it's much easier to make than you might think.

Almond Layer Cake - Marquesa de Almendras
This lovely almond cake has a buttercream frosting and caramel almond crunch in between the cake layers.

A List of Traditional and Modern Venezuelan Recipes
A list of traditional and modern recipes from Venezuela.

Chocolate Coconut Cake
A rich chocolate layer cake with a marshmallow coconut filling, inspired by the Brazilian Prestigio candy bar.

Summer Layer Cake with Strawberries and Pineapple - Fancy Torta Maria Luisa
A summery layer cake with pineapple and strawberry cream.

Pineapple Orange Guava Ice Cream
A creamy, tropical ice cream made with pineapple, orange, and guava.

Feijoada (Brazilian Black Beans With Smoked Meats) Recipe
The savory black bean and meat stew known as feijoada is the national dish of Brazil, traditionally enjoyed for lunch on Saturday.

Brazilian Street Food
A collections of recipes for popular Brazilian street food.

Gauva Passion Fruit Ice Cream
This guava passion fruit ice cream tastes super tropical and exotic but is very easy to make.

Chivito Recipe- the National Sandwich of Uruguay
The chivito is a meatlover's sandwich from Uruguay that will satisfy any appetite.

Peach Meringue Cake (Postre Chajá) Recipe
A delicious meringue cake with peaches and whipped cream from Uruguay.

Chimichurri Chorizo Pizza - Pizza con Chorizo y Salsa Chimichurri
A pizza bursting with South American flavors, including garlicky chimichurri sauce.

Sandwich olimpicos are colorful triple layer sandwiches filled with ham, cheese, tomato, eggs, and lettuces - perfect for parties or snacking.

Guava Cream Cheese Cupcakes -
These cupcakes feature the popular combination of guava and cream cheese.

Grilled Stuffed Chicken Rolls - Pamplonas de Pollo
A Uruguayan specialty, pamplonas de pollo are chicken breasts stuffed with cheese, vegetables, and herbs, which are wrapped in bacon and grilled.

Chocolate Dipped Alfajor Cookies Recipe
Alfajor sandwich cookies filled with dulce de leche and dipped in white and dark chocolate.

Argentinian Italian-Style Milanesa Napolitana Recipe
Milanesa napolitana is an Argentinian favorite - breaded fried steak topped with ham, tomato sauce, and cheese.

Cuatro Leches Cupcakes Recipe
Intensely delicious cuatro leches cupcakes are soaked with three kinds of milk, like tres leches cake, and then filled with a dulce de leche surprise center.

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cupcakes - Recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Center
These chocolate cupcakes have a surprise caramel dulce de leche center, which makes them even more decadent and delicious.

Brazilian Carrot Cake Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
These sweet golden cupcakes get their color from carrots, but they definitely taste like a dessert.

Quick Blender Banana Bread - Bolo de Banana de Liquid
This sweet banana bread has a cake-like texture thanks to help from the blender. The cake is topped with chopped nuts and sugar for a bit of crunch.

Arepas (South American Corn Cakes) Recipe
How to make arepas - the delicious griddle corn cakes that are hugely popular in Venezuela and Colombia.

Guava Cheesecake Tartlets
Sweet guava paste and cream cheese make an unforgettable combination in these elegant tartlets.

Guava Chiffon Pie - Tor
This creamy yet airy chiffon pie has the delicate tropical flavor of guava.

Guava Cake Roll - Rocambole de
This pretty roll cake is has a creamy guava/strawberry filling.

Goat Cheese Fritters - Bolitos de Queso
These golden fried balls of tangy goat cheese are served with a sweet guava dipping sauce.

Blueberry and Peach Empanadas - Empanadas de Fruta
Sweet empanadas filled with blueberries and peaches are perfect for summer.

Whole Wheat Quinoa Slider Buns -
Soft, slightly sweet hamburger buns made with whole wheat flour and quinoa.

Spicy Aji Hamburger - Peruvian-style Hamburger
Seasoned Latin-style grilled hamburgers are even better with chile ranch dressing and guacamole.

Grilled Steak Sandwich Recipe With Chimichurri, Onion Salsa
A delicious sandwich of grilled steak, garlicky chimichurri sauce, and sweet onion relish (salsa criolla).

Chimichurri Sauce
A collection of recipes for Argentinina chimichurri sauce and how to use it.

Creamy Chimichurri Dip
This creamy dip has lots of garlic flavor and is great with vegetables, chips, or on sandwiches.

Chimichurri Quinoa Salad - Ensalada de Quinoa con Chimichurri - Recipe for Red Quinoa Salad with Chimichurri
Chimichurri sauce makes a quick dressing for this quinoa salad with Mediterranean flavors.

Chimichurri Garlic Bread - Pan de Ajo con Chimichurri
Chimichurri sauce is made with lots of garlic and herbs, and makes an easy topping for quick garlic bread.

Decadent Rum Cake -
A recipe for homemade buttery rum cake soaked with sweet rum syrup - great for gifting!

Ecuadorian Fresh Corn Tamales - Humitas Ecuatorianas
These savory tamales from Ecuador (humitas ecuatorianas) are made with fresh corn kernels and cheese.

Sweet Fresh Corn Tamales - Humitas Dulces
Humitas dulces are Andean-style sweet dessert tamales, made with fresh corn, raisins, and cinnamon.

Chimichurri Potato Salad - Ensalada de Papas con Chimichurri
Chimichurri sauce turns ordinary potato salad into the perfect side dish for grilled foods.

Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
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.

Paraguayan Corn Soufflé - Chipa Guazú
This rich and creamy corn casserole is a popular dish in Paraguay, and it makes a great side dish for a barbeque (asado).

Colombian Red Beans and Rice Recipe
This is quick version of the traditional Colombian red beans and rice, using canned beans in order to skip the overnight soaking and long cooking.

Grilled Fresh Corn Tamales - Tamales a la Parilla
These tamales have a special smoky flavor from the grill.

Asado Potato Salad - Ensalada Rusa
A simple yet very tasty potato salad - perfect for serving alongside grilled meats.

Quesitos - Puerto Rican Cheese Pastries
Sweet cream cheese filled pastries from Puerto Rico - easy and delicious.

Paraguayan Yuca Fritters - Payagua Mascada
These crispy beef and yuca fritters from Paraguay (payagua mascada) are meant to be both nourishing and filling.

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe
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.

Paraguayan Cheese and Yuca Tortilla - Mbeyu
These Paraguayan pancakes made of yuca starch and cheese are perfect as afternoon snack with coffee or tea.

Paraguayan Beef and Yuca Empanadas -
Pastel mandi'o are Paraguayan-style empanadas with a crispy yet soft yuca dough surrounding a filling of seasoned beef and onions.

Salchipapas - Hot Dogs and Fries
Salchipapas are a popular snack for adults and kids alike. Tasty sauces make them special.

Meringue and Ice Cream Torte - Meregnon Helado
This melt in your mouth meringue and ice cream torte is easy to make and is always a crowd pleaser.

Passion Fruit Sauce - Salsa de Maracuyá
Pick your choice of savory or sweet passion fruit sauce to liven up everything from grilled chicken to cheesecake.

Dhal Lentil Stew - Recipe for Dhal
These East Indian dish made its way to the South American countries of Suriname and Guyana, where some tropical touches were added.

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream -
Sweet summer peaches and rich cream come together in this delicious homemade peach ice cream.

Bien Me Sabe - Venezuelan Coconut Cream Cake Recipe
You can prepare this delicious dessert using a cake mix to save time, or use your favorite white cake or sponge cake recipe.

Tropical Fruit Shortcake with Pisco - Recipe for Tropical Fruit Shortcake
Tropical fruits like pineapple and mango make an exotic compote to serve over shortcakes with whipped cream.

Arroz con Coca Cola - Savory Colombian Cola Rice
Cola rice sounds like it might be a dessert, similar to rice pudding, but this Colombian recipe makes a wonderfully savory side dish.

Limonada Frozen - Homemade Frozen Limeade
Cold, tart, and refreshing, this recipe for homemade, frozen limeade is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Passionfruit Dressing
This recipe for a vibrant green salad with grilled lime chicken and passionfruit salad dressing makes a great summer meal.

Maracuya Sour Passion Fruit Cocktail Recipe
The maracuya sour is a delicious variation of the famous pisco sour cocktail. It's made with passion fruit juice instead of lime juice.

Passion Fruit Yogurt Parfait - Parfait de Yogur y Maracuyá
A refreshing breakfast parfait of greek yogurt, passion fruit curd, granola and fresh berries.

Pineapple Passionfruit Popsicles - Chupetes Helados de Piña y Maracuya - Recipe for Pineapple Passionfruit Popsicles
Both sweet and tart, these pineapple passionfruit popsicles are refreshing tropical treats.

Almojabanas - Colombian Cheese Rolls
A recipe for Colombian gluten free cheese rolls, made with cornmeal and eggs. Easy to make and delicious!

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How to Make the Peruvian Dessert Volador
The volador is one of the most unique Peruvian desserts - a cross between a giant cookie and a cake - perfect for a celebration.

Ingredients and Preparing the Pastry Dough
This dessert doesn't not require many ingredients, and using store-bought dulce de leche and pineapple jam speeds things up.

Rolling out the Dough and Cutting the Pastry Circles
The pastry dough for making volador is easy to roll out.

Bake the Pastry Circles
The circles of dough are baked in batches.

Assembling the Volador
Assembling the volador is easy - slicing it is a whole other thing!

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Arroz con Pollo Verde - Green Chicken with Rice
This classic South American chicken and rice dish has many variations. This one has cilantro, giving it a beautiful green color and distinctive flavor. This step by step guide will show you exactly how to make this basic recipe. Everyone has their own version of this dish, and once you know learn how to make it, you won't even need a recipe.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Salted Pecans Recipe
The wonderful caramel flavor of dulce de leche in creamy ice cream form, with chopped salted pecans.

Blackberry Passion Fruit Ice Cream
Creamy blackberry and passion fruit ice cream. Page 2.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Salted Pecans
Creamy dulce de leche ice cream with salted pecans.

Easy Chocolate Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Cake
Layers of cake, dulce de leche and creamy ice cream in one delicious dessert. Page 3.

Panela Ice Cream
Creamy caramel ice cream made with molasses-like panela. Page 5.

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
A refreshingly sweet and creamy ice cream with toasted coconut. Page 4.

Dulce de Leche Mocha Ice Cream Pie
Mocha ice cream pie with dulce de leche. Page 6.

Ice Cream Desserts - Postres Helados
A collection of recipes for ice cream and frozen desserts.

Arepas Boyacenses
Thick and substantial, these Colombian-style arepas make a hearty breakfast.

Quinoa Arepas - Arepas de Quinoa
Cooked quinoa grain gives these arepas a nutty flavor and extra protein.

All About Arepas
Arepas are special griddle corncakes that are very popular in both Venezuela and Colombia.

Pineapple Straws - Tequeños de Pi
In this variation of traditional Venezuelan tequenos, crispy wonton wrappers are filled with caramelized pineapple are deep fried and served with fudge sauce for dipping.

Quick "Hot Water" Empanada Dough
This quick empanada dough is easy to prepare and roll out, and produces a tender, rich crust.

Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Truffles Recipe
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.

Tropical Breakfast Muffins - Recipe for Tropical Breakfast Muffins
Chock full of nutritious tropical fruits and nuts, while low in fat and high in fiber, these muffins will keep your energy up all morning long.

Cake Truffles with Dulce de Leche - Recipe for Dulce de Leche Cake Truffles
Cake truffles are bite-size balls of cake mixed with icing, and dipped in chocolate or more icing.

Pineapple Coconut Tartlets -
These tartlets have a coconut crust that is filled with pineapple curd, and are topped with sweet meringue.

South American Bite-Size Desserts - Recipes for Bite-Size Desserts
A collection of recipes for small bite size dessert treats, perfect for passing around at a party or for giving as gifts.

Guava Danish Squares -
This rich danish-like pastry is topped with strawberry-guava jam and drizzled with icing.

Empadinhas Rello Papa
Brazilian-style empanadas (empadinhas) have a tender, flaky crust and are baked in muffin tins. These empadinhas are filled with cheesy mashed potatoes.

Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche De Langostinos Recipe
This Ecuadorian-style ceviche has a delicious Latin-style cocktail sauce with lots of fresh lime juice and large kernel Andean corn.

Biche de Pescado - Ecuadorian Fish Stew - Recipe for Biche de Pescado
This hearty fish stew is made with plantains, yuca, and corn.

Mini Causa Bites - Spicy Yellow Potatoes with Chicken Salad- Recipe for Mini Causas
Little bites of creamy, spicy yellow potatoes with a surprise center of tasty chicken salad.

Fried Crepes - Panqueques Fritos
Deep fried battered crepes with sweet or savory fillings - a delicious way to enjoy leftover crepes.

Layered Crepe Tart - Torta de Panqueques
A casserole of layered crepes filled with ham, cheese, and creamy spinach.

Dulce de Leche Crepes - Panqueques de Dulce de Leche
Buttery crepes (panqueques) filled with rich, caramel dulce de leche.

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream - Helado de Coco Tostado
Rich and creamy toasted coconut ice cream is delicious drizzled with some dulce de leche or chocolate.

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake (Pastel) Recipe
A summery version of tres leches cake with whipped cream and strawberries.

Key Lime Tres Leches Cakes
This moist rich tres leches cake is flavored with a refreshingly tart lime syrup.

Summer Desserts - Postres para Verano
A collection of cakes, ice creams, pies and more to enjoy during the hot months of summer.

Summer Desserts - Postres para Verano
A collection of cakes, ice creams, pies and more to enjoy during the hot months of summer.

Food Gifts for Mother's Day - Gifts From the Kitchen for Mom
Surprise your mom this mother's day with a special treat from the kitchen.

Passionfruit Muffins- Muffin Recipe with Passion Fruit - Pastelitos de Maracuyá
These passion fruit muffins have two delicious tropical flavors folded into the batter: pineapple and passion fruit. They are topped with chopped Brazil nuts, brown sugar, and a sweet passion fruit glaze.

Creamy Ham and Lima Beans with Rice - Habas con Jamon y Arroz
A creamy, risotto-like rice dish seasoned with lima beans and ham.

Black Beans and Rice - Gallo Pinto
Start your day off right with this tasty meal made from leftover rice and beans.

Salads - Ensaladas
A collection of salad recipes from Latin America - including vegetable salads, grain and bean salads, chicken salad, potato salads and more.

Breakfast with Latin Flavor
Best picks for an authentic South American breakfast. Try them all!

Breakfast with Latin Flavor
Best picks for an authentic South American breakfast. Try them all!

Rice - Arroz
A list of rice recipes from South America, including fried rice, rice and beans, rice casseroles, paella, and rice salads.

Tacu Tacu Peruvian Fried Steak With Rice & Beans Recipe
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.

Black Eyed Pea Salad - Salada de Feijao Verde - Recipe for Black Eyed Pea Salad
A salad of fresh black eyed peas,red peppers,and green olives.

Brazilian Chocolate Pie - Torta de Brigadeiro
This rich chocolate pie a Brazilian brigadeiro chocolate fudge filling and a cookie crust.

Chicken Empanadas (Empanadas de Pollo) Recipe
Chicken empanadas are easy and fun to make, and they are excellent for lunch boxes or for a snack on the go.

Chicken Breasts in Creamy Coconut Sauce Recipe
Sautéed chicken breasts in a creamy sauce made with coconut milk.

Sacramentos - Croissants with Quince Paste
These sweet little croissant-like pastries filled with dulce de membrillo (quince paste) are fun to make and well worth the effort.

Caramelized Onion Quiche - Torta de Cebollas
A rich savory quiche filled with caramelized onions and manchego cheese.

Sweet Coconut Ring - Rosca de Coco
Sweet roll ring filled with cream and coconut and garnished with toasted coconut.

Cheesy Baked Rice - Arroz de Forno
A creamy baked rice casserole with cheese and vegetables.

Dulce de Leche Pastry Bites - Pastelitos de Dulce de Leche - Recipe for Dulce de Leche Pastry Cookies
Turn leftover pastry into delicious little cookies filled with caramel dulce de leche.

Dominican Stewed Red Beans - Habichuelas Rojas Guisadas
Savory stewed red beans cooked with onions and tomatoes.

Venezuelan-Style Fresh Corn Pancakes (Cachapas) Recipe
Sweet corn pancakes made with fresh corn kernels.

Peruvian-style Spicy Black Beans - Frijoles Escabechados
These Peruvian-style black beans are prepared

Banana Honey Tart - Recipe for Banana Honey Tart
This kind of dessert comes from the South American countries Guyana and Suriname, whose cuisines have similarities with their Caribbean neighbors.

Dominican-style creamy corn pudding, made from cracked corn.

Pizza Frita - Brazilian-style Fried Calzones
Crispy Brazilian-style deep fried calzones, filled with pizza sauce, mozzarella, and other pizza toppings.

Brazilian-style Pizza Varieties and Toppings
South Americans have enthusiastically adopted pizza into their national cuisines, adding their own flavors and style. Brazilians are particularly creative with this Italian treat.

Recipe: 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.

Garlicky Collard Greens - Brazilian Couve a Mineira
Chopped collard greens sauteed in olive oil with garlic and onions make a perfect accompaniment to many meals, especially the classic Brazilian feijoada.

Vegatarian Tamales with Sautéed Mushrooms and Kale
Vegetarian tamales made with homemade masa and filled with sautéed mushrooms and kale.

Arepa Quiche with Sausage
A rich cheese and sausage quiche with a creamy cornmeal base.

Cracked Hominy Corn - Maíz Trillado
All about how to cook with cracked hominy corn, a traditional ingredient in South American cooking.

Homemade Masa from Cracked Hominy Corn
How to make homemade masa for tamales from cracked hominy corn.

Coconut Butternut Squash Soup - Sopa de Abóbora e Coco
This rich butternut squash soup gets a taste of the tropics thanks from coconut milk.

Pasta with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce Recipe
Pasta with eggplant and tomato sauce is an Italian dish that is quite popular in Argentina.

Pipoca - Brazilian-style Candied Popcorn
Sweet candied popcorn, Brazilian-style - like kettle corn with color!

How to Cook Cracked Hominy Corn (Maíz Trillado)
Basic method for cooking cracked hominy corn, a versatile and traditional ingredient in South American cooking.

Traditional Hominy Arepas - Arepas de Maiz Peto
This arepas are made from scratch with dried hominy corn, for a traditional flavor.

Hominy Pimento Cheese Fritters - Bolitos
Cripy corn fritters with a creamy pimiento cheese center.

Brazilian Strawberry Candy - Bicho-de-pé
Bicho-en-pé are pretty Brazilian strawberry candies, perfect for parties and special occasions.

Pineapple Pisco Ice Cream - Helado de Piña y Pisco
An intensely flavored pineapple ice cream with Pisco brandy.

Recipe for Mango Pisco Sour
This refreshing tropical version of a pisco sour does not taste as strong as it actually is, so be forewarned!

All About Pisco Brandy From Peru and Chile
Information about Pisco, a popular brandy produced in Peru and Chile, most often enjoyed in the classic pisco sour cocktail.

Brazilian Braised Beef Sandwich - Carne Louca
Party sandwiches filled with savory Brazilian-style braised beef.

Croquetas de Frijol y Queso - Black Bean and Cheese Corn Fritters
Deep fried cornmeal fritters filled with savory black beans and melted cheese.

Pave de Chocolate
This elegant dessert contains layers of vanilla pastry cream, rich chocolate pudding, and sweet lady finger cookies - a Brazilian-style tiramisu.

Polenta Cakes with Okra and Tomatoes - Angu com Quiabo e Tomates
A Brazilian-style vegetarian dish of crispy polenta topped with sautéed tomatoes, green onions, and fried okra.

Chorizo, Black Bean & Cheese Empanadas - Recipe for Chorizo and Black Bean Empanadas
Delicious empanadas filled with smoky chorizo sausage and black beans.

Savory Sweet Potato Tart
An elegant yet hearty winter tart, filled with chorizo sausage and sweet potatoes.

Ecuadorian Whole Wheat Rolls - Pan de Pinllo
Sweetened whole wheat rolls in the style of the famous Ecuadorian pan de pinllo.

White Bean Empanadas - Empanadas Blancas
These crispy cornmeal empanadas are filled with refried white beans and cheese.

Cumin Pork and Sweet Potato Guiso Stew Recipe
This easy and nourishing stew is a crowd-pleaser, with its rich, sweet contrasting flavors.

Smoky Black Bean Chili - Guiso de Frijoles Negros con Jamón - Recipe for Black Bean Chili with Ham
A rich and smoky black bean chili, perfect for chilly nights.

Purple Potato Empanadas
These savory empanadas have a surprise filling of vibrantly blue mashed potatoes.

Lime Chicken Empanadas - Recipe for Lime Chicken Empanadas
Tender shredded chicken seasoned with chile and lime fills these appetizer size empanandas.

Sweet Custard Empanadas - Empanadas de Mejido
These crispy fried empanadas from Ecuador have a creamy custard filling.

Hallaquitas - Quick Venezuelan-style Tamales
Hallaquitas are similar to tamales, but are prepared with Venezuelan masarepa instead of masa harina.

Red Lentil Stew - Menestra de Lentejas
A flavorful lentil stew to serve over rice.

Black Eyed Peas with Rice - Hoppin' John - Arroz con Frijol Carita
Slightly spicy black and eyed peas and rice for a quick and tasty meal.

Lentil Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Queso Fresco - Recipe for Lentil Salad
This nourishing winter salad of lentils and roasted sweet potatoes can stand alone as a main course.

Ham and Black-eyed Pea Soup - Sopa de Jamon y Frijoles de Ojo Negro
This flavorful winter soup is easy to make and nourishing.

Pan de Jamon - Venezuelan Ham and Olive Bread
This sweet savory bread is a popular Christmas treat in Venezuela.

"Russian" Potato Salad - Ensalada Rusa
A hearty potato salad with beets and a mayonnaise-lime dressing.

Sweet Potato Tamales with Bacon and Onions - Tamales de Camote con Tocino y Cebolla
These tamales filled with sweet potatoes, bacon and caramelized onions are both savory and sweet.

Tamales - Tamales with Pork Filling - Tamale Recipe
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.

Panettone - Holiday Fruitcake - Panettone Recipe
Panettone is a sweet yeasted bread packed with dried fruit and nuts that is enjoyed at Christmas time in Latin America.

Brazilian Black Eyed Pea Fritters (Acarajé) Recipe
Traditional Acarajé - Brazilian Black Eyed Pea Fritters

Quinoa Amaranth Fruit and Nut Bars
Toasted quinoa and amaranth add extra protein to these nutritious nut and fruit bars.

Apple Pear Pie with Walnuts and Cranberries
Apples, pears, cranberries, and quince paste fill this flaky pie.

Suspiro de Limeña (Peruvian Caramel Meringue Parfait) Recipe
A classic Peruvian dessert made with manjar blanco (dulce de leche) and a port meringue.

Dulce de Leche Flan
Traditional flan gets a boost of caramel flavor from the addition of dulce de leche.

Coxinha (Brazilian Chicken Croquettes) Recipe
Coxinhas are delicious fried chicken croquettes - a popular street food in Brazil.

Chinese Peruvian Fried Rice (Arroz Chaufa) Recipe
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.

Venezuelan Style Arepas (Corncakes) Recipe
Thick Venezuelan-style arepas (corncakes) are delicious, and make great sandwiches.

Handmade Beef Empanadas With Onions Recipe
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.

Pionono Relleno con Dulce de Leche - Recipe
Dulce de leche pionono is a delicious jelly roll cake filled with dulce de leche and whipped cream.

Peruvian Spicy Creamed Chicken Recipe (Aji de Gallina)
Aji de gallina is a classic Peruvian dish, made with aji peppers, chicken, and a cream sauce.

Aloo Curry (Curried Potatoes) Recipe
Aloo curry are easy to make curried potatoes with great flavor.

Brazilian Black-Eyed Pea and Shrimp Fritters - Acarajé
Traditional street food from Brazil, these deep-fried black-eyed pea fritters are split and stuffed with caramelized onions and shrimp.

Colombian Fried Empanadas With Beef and Potato Filling
These appetizer-size empanadas have a cornmeal crust and tasty filling made of beef and potatoes.

Chifles - Fried Plantain Chips Recipe
Chifles are a popular snack in South America. They are made by frying thin slices of the starchy yellow fruit called plantain, a firmer, less sweet cousin of the banana.

Pastel Frito De Frango Recipe - Fried Pastry With Chicken
A tasty Brazilian pastry filled with creamy, savory chicken.

Arroz Con Pollo Verde (Green Chicken With Rice) Recipe
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.

Colombian Cheese Bread (Pandebono) Recipe
Pandebono is delicious cheese bread from Colombia made from cornmeal (masarepa) and tapioca flour, as well as farmer's cheese and eggs.

Ceviche De Langostinos - Ceviche With Shrimp Recipe
This shrimp ceviche with mango and avocado tastes cool, bright, and refresing. It's great as a appetizer or a light lunch.

Homemade Queso Fresco Casero Cheese Recipe
Delicious and creamy, queso fresco cheese is really easy to make at home.

Potato and Onion Frittata Recipe (Torta Espanola)
A layered tart of potatoes, onions, and eggs cooked in a skillet - a perfect one dish meal.

Salvadorian-Style Chicharrón (Shredded Pork) Recipe
In El Salvador, chicharron is seasoned shredded pork, used to fill pupusas, or thick corn tortillas.

Peruvian Chicken Stir-Fry (Pollo Saltado) Recipe
This Peruvian-style chicken stir fry has onions, bell peppers, and fried potatoes - a Latin-Asian fusion dish that's sure to please.

Quinotto - Recipe for Quinoa Mushroom Risotto
Quinoa risotto, or. South American Food.

Popped Quinoa/ Amaranth (Kiwicha) Recipe- Andean Cereal
Quinoa and amaranth are high protein grains that can popped like popcorn for a nutritious snack.

Mango Mousse Cake - Recipe
This beautiful cake has layers of delicate sponge cake filled with sweet tart mango mousse.

Peruvian Roasted Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa) Recipe
This roasted chicken recipe with yellow potatoes has the flavor of Peruvian rotisserie chicken, pollo a la brasa, and is very easy to make.

Quick Guava and Cheese Pastries - Pastelitos de Guayaba
These pretty guava pastries are easy as pie to prepare.

Queso Fresco and Queso Blanco Definition
Queso freso (literally. South American Food.

Quick Chorizo Paella and Rice Recipe
A quick and easy paella recipe for weeknights.

Venezuelan Steak with Black Beans and Rice - Pabellon Criollo
Recipe for Pabellon criollo. A traditional beans and rice dish from Venezuela, with seasoned black beans, white rice, and tender, savory flank steak.

Brazilian Empanadas with Hearts of Palm Recipe
Empadinhas de palmito are Brazilian-style empanadas. This version has a delicious filling of creamed hearts of palm, onions, and black olives.

Peruvian Huacatay Salsa (Aji de Huacatay) Recipe
This spicy green sauce gets its unique flavor from huacatay, an Andean herb.

Peruvian Chicken in Cilantro Sauce - Seco de Pollo
Seco de pollo is a delicious stewed chicken dish with a beautiful green cilantro sauce.

Dulce de Leche - Rich Caramel Sauce Recipe
Dulce de Leche (also known as manjar, manjar blanco, and arequipe), is widely adored all over South America.

Fainá Garbanzo Flatbread Recipe
Fainá is an Italian-style flatbread made from chickpea (garbanzo) flour that is popular in Uruguay and Argentina.

Brazilian Cinnamon Doughnuts - Bolinhos De Chuva Recipe
These delicious little Brazilian doughnuts are coated with cinnamon sugar.

Honey Quinoa Bread Recipe (Pan de Quinoa y Miel)
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.

Ecuadorian Potato Soup Recipe - Locro De Papa
A hearty, cheesy, traditional potato soup from Ecuador.

Grilled Provolone - Argentinian Provoleta Recipe
Provoleta is grilled provolone cheese, and Argentinian specialty.

Calzones Rotos - Chilean "Underwear" Cookies
These cookies with a distinctive shape (known as

Argentinian Beef Stew (Carbonada Criolla) Recipe
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.

Quesillo Venezuelan-Style Flan Recipe
Venezuelans love flan, also called quesillo - a pudding-like creamy dessert with lots of caramel.

Tira de Asado - Argentinian-style Grilled Beef Ribs
These beef ribs cook quickly on the grill and are seasoned only with salt, Argentinian-style.

Mazamorra Morada - Peruvian Purple Corn Pudding Recipe
A delicious pudding-like dessert made with purple corn and fruit.

Tequenos - Venezuelan Cheese Sticks
Tequenos are a popular Venezuelan snack of fried cheese wrapped in a crispy dough.

Creamy Venezuelan-style Lasagna - Pasticho Venezolan0
Pasicho is a Venezuelan lasagna-like dish with lots of creamy bechamel sauce in addition to the tomato sauce and beef.

Frozen Pisco Sour Peruvian Cocktail Recipe
The famous Pisco Sour is a Peruvian adaptation of a whiskey sour. Pisco Sours are made from the grape distilled brandy called Pisco and tart South American key limes. It is a popular cocktail in both Peru and Chile. The frozen version is made in a blender with crushed ice.

Bahian Shrimp in Coconut Cashew Sauce Recipe
This tropical and exotic dish is easy to prepare using frozen shrimp and canned coconut milk.

Humitas Saladas - South American Corn Tamales
Humitas are made by steaming seasoned fresh ground corn inside corn husks. They are lovely to look at and delicious to eat.

Passion Fruit (Maracuya) Mousse Cake Recipe
This passion fruit mousse cake recipe is both simple and elegant, with its layers of passion fruit mousse, vanilla sponge cake, and whipped cream.

Savory Yellow Potatoes With Chicken - Recipe
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.

Alfajores - Caramel Sandwich Cookies
Alfajores are the quintessential street food in South America. They make a great afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea.

Chilean-Style Empanadas Fritas De Queso Recipe
These are quick and easy empanadas with a simple melted cheese filling, but they are irresistible.

Tallarines Verdes (Green Noodles with Spinach Pesto) Recipe
South American noodles with a fresh spinach and basil sauce.

Peruvian Butifarra Pork Sandwich Recipe
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.

Stuffed Red Peppers (Rocoto Relleno) Recipe
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.

Gifts for the South American Cook - Kitchen Equipment and Other Gifts for Inspired South American Cooking
Help your favorite cook stock up on everything they need to cook up a South American feast.

Quinoa Croquettes (Croquetas de Quinua) Recipe
Delicious ham and parmesan cheese croquettes made with the Andean grain quinoa.

Pollo Arvejado - Recipe for Chicken Stew With Peas
A popular everyday recipe in Chile, this flavorful chicken stew is a great weeknight supper meal.

Lucuma Ice Cream (Helado de Lúcuma) Recipe
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.

Anise Cookie Bar with Candy Syrup Recipe
Turrón de doña pepa is a traditional Peruvian sweet eaten in October, the month when many Peruvians wear purple in honor of the Lord of Miracles, a Catholic celebration.

Shrimp and Potato Chowder (Chupe de Camarones) - Recipe
A thick and hearty shrimp chowder with yellow potatoes and corn.

Basic South American-Style White Rice Recipe
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.

Navy Bean and Corn Soup - Argentinian Locro
Locro is the Spanish word for stew, or thick soup. This navy bean soup is a version of locro from Argentina. It's similar to corn chowder, and is made with beans, chorizo, beef, smoked bacon, and squash, and served with a spicy salsa.

Recipe for Vegetable Quinoa Sushi With Sweet Potatoes
This vegetable sushi made with quinoa and caramelized onions is healthy and delicious--with some creamy aji amarillo sauce for a little kick.

Quince Paste - Dulce de Membrillo - Recipe for Quince Paste
Quince paste is a sweet candy made from the delicious apple-like quince fruit. Quince paste is delicious served with cheese.

Grill-Roasted Beef Tenderloin (Lomo al Trapo) Recipe
Tender, delicious tenderloin steak roasted in a salt crust.

Shrimp Paella - Arroz con Camarones 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.

Brazilian Risoles - Chicken and Cheese Croquettes - Risoles Recipe
Risoles are small fried croquettes filled with creamy chicken and cheese, and are a popular street food in Brazil.

Quince Paste and Manchego Cheese Appetizer Recipe
This famous little combination of aged cheese and sweet quince paste makes a quick and elegant appetizer for any occasion.

La Tizana - Tropical Venezuelan Fruit Drink
This refreshing Venezuelan fruit drink is like a tropical version of sangria.

Sopa De Mani - Bolivian Peanut and Potato Soup Recipe
Sopa de mani is typically made with beef ribs or chicken, but it works well as a vegetarian soup too.

Garden Vegetables and Cheese Tamales Recipe
These tamales are made with traditional corn masa, and have a filling of fresh sweet corn and tomatoes.

Chilean Beef Stew (Charquican) Recipe
Charquican is a delicious beef stew that is traditionally made with dried beef (charqui), squash, and potatoes.

Bread Machine Recipe for Quinoa Oatmeal Bread
A quick and easy bread machine recipe for bread made with the nutritious Andean grain called quinoa.

Peruvian Grilled Chicken Skewers Recipe
Marinated chicken and vegetables seasoned with cumin and hot peppers and grilled on skewers. The chicken comes out tender and flavorful every time. This makes a great appetizer when served in smaller portions.

Potato Bread Rolls (Pan de Papa) Recipe
This recipe for potato rolls makes soft, slightly sweet dinner rolls. The mashed potatoes added to the dough help keep the rolls soft for several days.

Stuffed Fried Yuca Balls (Yuquitas Rellenas) Recipe
Mashed yuca (also known as cassava or manioc root) is shaped into bite-size balls with a piece of queso fresco in the center, then rolled in bread crumbs and fried until crispy. Serve them with salsa huancaína, a spicy cheese dipping sauce.

Chilean Pumpkin Fritters (Sopaipillas) Recipe
These Chilean-syle sopaipillas are delicious fried rounds of pumpkin dough soaked in a spiced syrup.

Arroz Tapado con Carne (Ground Beef and Rice) Recipe
Try this Peruvian recipe for rice and seasoned ground beef. The rice is molded into a dome shape, and there's a hidden layer of ground beef and vegetables inside. It's comfort food, but the cool presentation makes it great for company.

Brazilian Black Bean Stew in the Slow Cooker
Feijoada is a traditional Brazilian stew with black beans and smoked meats. This recipe is a short-cut version of feijoada, made in the slow cooker.

Chilcano De Pisco: Peruvian Brandy Cocktail Recipe
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.

Ensalada de Choclo (Corn and Queso Fresco Salad) Recipe
A nutritious and healthy salad with simple fresh ingredients and minimal dressing.

Venezuelan Black Beans (Caraotas Negras) Recipe
Rich and savory slow-cooked black beans, Venezuelan-style.

Venezuelan Sweet Rolls (Golfeados) Recipe
These delicious Venezuelan sweet rolls have a sweet molasses flavor.

Perico - Scrambled Eggs With Onions and Tomatoes
Perico is a savory Venezuelan breakfast dish of scrambled eggs seasoned with onions and tomatoes.

Easy Homemade Croutons Recipe
Homemade croutons are an excellent way to use up leftover bread.

Brazilian Fried Rice Fritters - Bolinhos de Arroz Recipe
These Brazilian fried rice croquettes are an excellent way to enjoy leftover rice.

Caramel Dulce de Leche Napolean Dessert Recipe
The perfect quick summer dessert, mil hojas can be dressed up with fruit or pastry cream, or simple fill the layers of puff pastry with dulce de leche.

Arepas de Queso - Cheesy Corn Cakes
These cheesy corn cakes are cooked in butter on a griddle. They make an excellent breakfast treat or an afternoon snack with coffee.

Cachitos - Venezuelan Ham Croissants - Recipe
Cachitos are a Venezuelan breakfast treat - a delicious crescent roll filled with ham.

Carne Asada - Colombian-style Grilled Flank Steak
Colombian-style grilled flank steak with a citrus marinade.

Milcaos - Potato Pancakes - Recipe for Milcao
This simple but delicious potato pancake recipe is from Chiloé Island off the coast of Chile.

Brazilian Banana Cake (Cuca de Banana) Recipe
Cuca de banana is a rich Brazilian coffee cake with bananas and a crumb topping.

Peruvian Lamb Stew with Potatoes Recipe
Seco de cordero is a delicious Peruvian lamb stew, seasoned with cumin, aji peppers, and cilantro.

Ravioli Pasta with Ham and Mozzarella Cheese Recipe
Sorrentinos are circle-shaped raviolis stuffed with ham and cheese and ricotta - an Argentinian specialty.

Ham & Cheese Empanadas- Empanadas de Jamón y Queso - Recipe for Cheese Empanadas
This recipe uses a short cut - purchased frozen puff pastry dough - that compliments the creamy ham and cheese perfectly.

Papas Chorreadas (Potatoes with Cheese Sauce) Recipe
Papas chorreadas are a Colombian specialty - red potatoes smothered in a delicious sauce made with onions, tomatoes and cheese.

Spinach and Ricotta Empanadas Recipe
A delicious empanada pastry filled with sautéed spinach and ricotta cheese.

Chocolate Tres Leches Cake - Recipe
The recipe calls for a devil’s food cake mix to save time, but you can use any dense chocolate cake, or even a chocolate sponge cake.

El Submarino - Argentinian Hot Chocolate - Submarine Hot Chocolate Recipe
The most fun and easy way to enjoy hot chocolate - drop a

Brazilian Coconut Flan - Quindin Recipe
This recipe for quindim, a Brazilian coconut flan or custard, can be made in one large pan, or as individual mini-flans.

Fugazza - Argentinian-style Focaccia
Fugazza is a popular Argentinian pizza with an thick airy crust topped with lots of onions.

Vegetarian Empanadas Wtih Black Beans and Corn
Vegetarian empanadas with a delicious black bean, corn, and cheese filling.

Quinoa and Oatmeal Power Cookie Recipe
These quinoa oatmeal cookies are made with delicious quinoa, a high protein grain from the Andes.

Chilean Biscuits (Hallullas) Recipe
Hallullas are a popular Chilean bread, perfect for ham and cheese sandwiches.

Matamabre - Stuffed Flank Steak Recipe
Matambre is a stuffed flank steak, filled with vegetables. It's a popular dish in Argentina and Uruguay, and can be cooked on the grill or braised on the stove.

Savory Butternut Squash Sopaipillas with Chancho en Piedra
A typical Chilean fry bread made with butternut squash, served with a spicy tomato sauce for dipping.

Spicy Colombian-style Aji Pepper Sauce Recipe
Aji is a flavorful hot pepper sauce that is an essential condiment to Colombian food.

Anise Sandwich Cookies with Brown Sugar Syrup - Alfajores de Miel - Recipe for Anise Cookies
Two tender anise flavored cookies stuck together with a delicious brown sugar syrup.

Gifts for the South American Cook - Kitchen Equipment and Other Gifts for Inspired South American Cooking
Help your favorite cook stock up on everything they need to cook up a South American feast.

South American Food Gifts
A list of homemade food gifts from South American countries. Traditional and contemporary recipes that make wonderful and unique gifts.

Leftover Empanadas - Recycling Leftovers into Portable Meals
Wrap your leftovers in dough and make them into empanadas, a great portable lunch.

Carne Guisada - Savory Beef Stew
This rich savory beef stew gets its great flavor from tomatoes, seasonings, and a bit of coconut milk.

Arroz Brasileiro - Brazilian-style Rice
This is a delicious way to make rice that is popular in Brazil. Tomato and onions are sautéed in oil before adding the rice and water.

Lomo Asado - Patagonian-Style Grilled Tenderloin Steaks
Seasoned simply with coarse salt, these grilled steaks are tender and full of flavor.

Dulce de Leche - Can Boiling Method
I finally got up the nerve to boil a can of condensed milk, in order to make dulce de leche. I've always heard of this method, but been a little afraid to

Chunky-Style Guasacaca (Guacamole) Recipe
A chunky-style guacamole from Venezuela to serve with grilled meats.

Creamy Pumpkin Soup - Crema de Zapallo
This pumpkin soup is smooth and creamy, with a touch of chile pepper and queso fresco to liven it up.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup - Recipe for Butternut Squash Soup
A creamy winter soup seasoned with cumin and smoky aji chile peppers.

Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Corn - Quinotto con Choclo
A great fall dish of creamy quinoa

Sweet Potato Empanadas - Empanadas de Camote - Recipe for Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Empanadas
These savory sweet potato empanadas are stuffed with caramelized onions, bacon, and queso fresco cheese.

Quinoa Dinner Rolls - Pancitos de Quinoa - Recipe for Quinoa Dinner Rolls
These sweet whole wheat dinner rolls are made with cooked quinoa, a high protein grain from the Andes.

Cheesy Mashed Yuca with Caramelized Onions - Pure de Yuca
A Latin alternative to ordinary mashed potatoes, mashed yuca root with a spicy cheese sauce and caramelized onions makes a delicious addition to any holiday meal

Holiday Stuffed Turkey - Pavo Relleno - Recipe for Stuffed Turkey
This rich South American style stuffing, studded with almonds, dried fruit, bacon and sausage, is sure to spice up your turkey and dazzle your friends and family.

Mango Pineapple Cranberry Sauce
Liven up your cranberry sauce with the tropical flavors of mango and pineapple.

Savory Quince Tart with Queso Freso - Pastel de Membrillo y Queso - Savory Quince Tart Recipe
The beloved flavor combination of sweet quince and salty cheese all dressed up in a puff pastry tart.

Quinoa Sausage Casserole (Pastel de Quinoa) Recipe
A nutritious and tasty casserole made with the Andean grain quinoa, chorizo sausage, and spinach.

Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
A collection of recipes for Halloween and Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos)

Candied Pumpkin, Three Ways - Doce de Abobora
Sweet candies made of spiced pumpkin.

Venezuelan Patacon
I am dying to try the Venezuelan treat called patacón - a sandwich made with slices of twice fried green plantain instead of bread! What a great idea! I just

Empanadas and Cornish Pasties
We recently visited a California gold rush town, where we feasted on Cornish pasties of all things. During the 1800's, miners from Cornwall came to provide

Making Brazilian Farinha de Mandioca
You can buy commercially produced manioc flour at the supermarket or online. But it's interesting to see how it's traditionally prepared - the low tech way.

Grow Your Own Peruvian Yellow Peppers
Aji amarillo are yellow-orange hot peppers used extensively in Peruvian cooking. My sister, who is a farmer, emailed to ask me if she could grow some. She

Açaí Berry Jam - Geléia de Açaí
This pretty purple jam is made with açaí fruit from the Amazon, combined with blueberries, blackberries and a touch of lime.

South American Food with Fall Flavors
This list of South American recipes for fall is organized by ingredient, including fall favorites like pumpkin, corn, squash, and sweet potatoes.

Potato and Peanut Empanada - Empanadas de Pipián
These Colombian-style savory fried empanadas have a cornmeal dough and are filled with seasoned potatoes and peanuts.

Brazilian Crazy Rice - Arroz Louco
It may seem like a

Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread with Toasted Pecans - Recipe for Pumpkin Bread
This warm cinnamon pumpkin bread will make your house smell wonderful as it bakes.

Ecuadorian Peanut Sauce - Salsa de Mani
This rich peanut sauce is simple to make and very tasty. It's meant to accompany the Ecuadorian potato pancakes called llapingachos, but it goes nicely with plain potatoes, vegetables, or grilled chicken as well.

Pan "Rodillas de Cristo"
Ecuadorian sweet bread rolls topped with a generous portion of salty white cheese.

Sweet Apple Cinnamon Empanadas - Recipe
Empanadas don't always have to be savory. These dessert empanadas with a cinnamon apple filling and dulce de leche are a wonderful treat.

Empanada Gallega - Spanish-style Empanada Pie
This large empanada pie is filled with a savory vegetable and tuna mixture, and is seasoned with smoky Spanish paprika.

Quinoa Salad with Pepper Mango Salsa - Ensalda de Quinoa con Mango
A colorful salsa of red onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and mango on a bed of quinoa.

Quick Empanadas with Seasoned Pork and Cheese
These tasty empanadas are quick to make, thanks to the convenience of frozen puff pastry dough.