Although the most traditional Chilean dish is probably empanadas, more popular and more widely available are chacareros, a type of sandwich that Chileans eat for breakfast, lunch, or any other time they feel a bit peckish. Chileans buy these sandwiches – the most famous ones are the chacarero, the barros luco (meat and cheese) and the barros jarpa (ham and cheese) – in schoperías, little corner restaurants. They use 'French' bread for these, often in the form of buns, but you can use baguettes, hamburger buns or similar. As for most South American recipes, the important ingredient is the meat - everything else is decoration, mostly. —Ginger
decent-sized sirloin steak, cut horizontally into shin slices, salted and peppered
big tomatoes, sliced
grean beans, cooked and sliced
avocado, mashed, salted and peppered
sliced cheddar, or similar
In This Recipe
In a frying pan, fry the steak until it is nicely brown. Turn it and put the slices of cheese on top of the meat so it starts to melt.
Cut open the sandwich and spread the avocado on it, followed by the meat with the cheese, the tomatoes and finally the beans.
Enjoy with the most traditional of all Chilean beverages, a coke.