Get ready to travel on a culinary journey through South America! In this roundup, we’re bringing you 12 mouthwatering dishes that capture the essence of the continent’s diverse and vibrant cuisine. From the sizzling meats to rich desserts, these recipes bring you to the heart of South America.
Easy Beef Empanada Recipe from Argentina
Empanadas are fried pockets of dough filled with meat, vegetables and spices. They are popular all around the world and once you’ve mastered making them at home you will understand why!
Feijoada from Brazil
Feijoada is a thick, rich black bean stew, stuffed with several different kinds of pork and beef. The result is a dish that is delicious, warm, and comforting. It’s also the national dish of Brazil and a recipe worth sampling!
Brigadeiro Recipe from Brazil
This Brigadeiro Recipe shows you how to make the chocolate fudge balls that are a sentimental and history-filled dessert in Brazil. They are made with sweetened condensed milk and are normally topped with sprinkles!
Churrasco Steak Sandwich from Chile
This sandwich from Chile features delicious churrasco steak. You can cook the steak in a cast iron skillet and then layer it on a sandwich with avocado, tomatoes, and mayonnaise!
Colombian Hot Chocolate with Cheese
This Colombian Hot Chocolate with Cheese is a very common and delicious drink in Colombia! The hot chocolate is rich, and the cheese makes the drink creamy!
Instant Pot Dulce de Leche Recipe
Dulce de Leche is popular in many countries in the Caribbean and South America. It is similar to caramel, but is made only of sweetened condensed milk that has been boiled for a long period of time.
Tostones (AKA Patacones) are twice-fried plantains that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Vaguely reminiscent of a thick potato chip, they are best enjoyed with salt. Here’s a tostones recipe that you can make at home!
Gallo Pinto from Costa Rica
Gallo Pinto is a flavorful but simple rice and bean dish traditionally served in Costa Rica alongside eggs, tortillas, and strong coffee at breakfast time. It’s a great way to use up leftover beans and rice and the unique flavors could be enjoyed any time of day!
How to Make Arroz con Leche
Arroz con Leche is a rice pudding made by cooking the rice with 3 milks and cinnamon for a sweet taste of Mexico everyone will love!
Açaí Bowl from Brazil
Indulge in a tropical paradise with this Acai Bowl recipe. Blend together acai powder, banana, mango, pineapple, and creamy peanut butter, then add your favorite toppings like coconut macaroon granola, fresh fruits, and chia seeds for a delightful breakfast treat that’s as easy to make as it is delicious.
Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe
This recipe for Homemade Pico de Gallo will take you only a few moments to make at home! Soon enough, you will have a refreshing, healthy, and easy snack on your table, just ready for tacos, nachos, or anything else you could desire!
Pupusa Recipe from El Salvador
Pupusas, the national dish of El Salvador, is a simple and affordable recipe to make. Stuff them with cheese, beans, or meat, and fry them up for a filling snack or lunch!