South American Cuisine

A continent as large and diverse as South America brings cuisines rich in myriad influences. From Inca-influenced potatoes and quinoa in Peru to lamb and venison from the plains of Chile and Argentina, South American cuisine crosses all culinary boundaries--deliciously.


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There are many versions of this parsley-based sauce, but this recipe uses cooking oil instead of olive oil to give the sauce a milder flavor.

Total: 25 mins

Pisco Sour Drink

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Argentinian Gaucho Steak with Chimichurri


Chimichurri brightens up many grilled meat dishes in Argentina. Our recipe blends in a touch of cayenne pepper for spice, although you could omit it if you like.

Chimichurri Sauce

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Quick Brazilian Feijoada

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Meat, vegetables and a side all in one! This multitasking dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Total: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins

Beef Tenderloin with Three-Herb Chimichurri

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Chimichurri is an Argentine version of pesto. The cilantro, parsley and mint that make up this easy to make sauce play beautifully with the robust flavor of beef tenderloin. If you don't have shallots, feel free to substitute with an equal amount of yellow onions.

Chimichurri Burgers with Grilled Plantains

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Chimichurri is a thick herb sauce found in Argentina cooking. Here it's tucked inside beef burgers prior to grilling.

Feijoada (fay-ZHWAH-duh) Baskets

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Brazilians have been cooking up this national dish of spicy black bean stew, known as Feijoada, for more than 300 years.

Peruvian Chicken Ragout

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Chicken, vegetables, and quinoa make for a filling, yet low-calorie, dinner.

Black Beans Brazilian-Style

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Each serving of this full-flavored combo provides one-fourth of the fiber, half of the vitamin C, and three-quarters of the vitamin A you need for a day, plus enough protein to make it a main dish.

Alfajores (Argentine Caramel Sandwich Cookies)

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Add some Argentine flair to your Christmas tray with these delicious cookies. The dulce de leche, almonds, and rum extract in the recipe make these South American pastries a hit every time.

Argentinean-Style Steak

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An oregano-accented sauce brings out the best in a T-bone, porterhouse or sirloin steak.

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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In Argentina, grilled steaks are served with a bright green condiment know as chimichurri sauce. It's a pureed mixture of fresh herbs such as parsley and oregano, garlic, olive oil, and vinegar. A fresh jalapeno chile gives extra kick to this recipe.

Churrasco de Frango

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This Brazilian recipe for grilled chicken comes with few ingredients, but flavor to spare.


Midwest Living

Batitas are Brazilian fruit juice concoctions made with cachaca and various fruit juices. Serve this drink at any summer party.

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