Bolivian Food Recipes: Main Courses

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The Bolivian food recipes featured below are for Bolivian main courses and meals. There really isn't any such thing as typical or traditional Bolivian foods that apply to the whole country. Each region has its own specific Bolivian food customs and traditions. Even the ingredients and spices used in Bolivian food differ in various parts of the country. So in the following Bolivian recipes we'll try to indicate what city or region the recipe is from.

Bolivian Food and Recipes - Main Courses and Sides

Typically in the Western half of Bolivia, which is the country's Andes high, arid mountain and valleys region, food is more spicy than in the tropical Eastern lowlands. The tropics, which cover the greater part of northern and eastern Bolivia, are the country's agricultural center and there is a much wider variety of grains, fruits and vegetables. In fact, the department of Santa Cruz alone produces 64% of Bolivia's food. Eastern Bolivia is also the country's cattle ranching region. Because of the extreme differences in altitude, topography and climate between the two halves of Bolivia, Bolivian recipes differ greatly.

Traditional Bolivian Food Recipes

Majao - Rice with Jerked Beef
Pastel de Quinoa - Quinoa Quiche
Papas a la Huancaina - Potatoes in Peanut Sauce
Picante de Pollo - Spicy Chicken
Saice - Spicy Meat with Noodles or Rice
Silpancho - Thin Sliced Breaded Beef
Arroz con Queso - Rice with Cheese
Revuelto de Chuño - Dehydrated Potato Side Dish
Guiso de Carne - Thick Beef Stew Eaten as a Main Dish
Pique Macho - Spicy Beef and Vegetables with Fries
Christmas Lechón (Pork Roast)
Perfect Bolivian Rice
Arroz a la Valenciana - Spanish Rice
Trucha - Pan Fried Rainbow Trout
Chicharrón - Grilled Spicy Pork


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