2 April, 2014

Silpancho Recipe from Bolivia

Silpancho Recipe from Bolivia

Silpancho is a quick and fairly easy recipe to make but the taste is amazing. This has become one of our favorites. You can make plenty of adjustments, additions, subtractions or tweaks to make this one your own. You can substitute rice, white or brown, for the quinoa. You can also top the whole thing off with a fried egg for a great finishing touch. If you don’t have carbonara seasoning you can make a seasoning mix using garlic powder, cayenne pepper or chipotle powder, salt, black pepper, and cumin. You can change the fried potatoes for mashed potatoes for a nice variation as well. Top it all off with the salsa make sure you get a little salsa with each bite.



  • 1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 6 thinly sliced chuck steak
  • 2 tablespoons carbonara seasoning
  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons White VInegar
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tea Salt
  • 6 Gold Potatoes
  • 2 cups Vegetable Oil


Step 1
Season the thinly sliced chuck steak with carbonara seasoning on both sides of each slice. With a tenderizing hammer tenderize the chuck slices. Set the steak aside while preparing the other parts of the meal.
Step 2
Put the breadcrumbs in a pie tin. Press a slice of steak into the breadcrumbs making sure to coat each side with crumbs. Lay the breaded slice in the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes flipping once.
Step 3
Slice potatoes into 1/2" slices. Steam the slices for about 20-25 minutes. The point isn't to cook the potatoes all the way just to get them ready for frying.
Step 4
Heat fresh oil in the pan. Fry slices for about 5 minutes. The potatoes won't be crispy when they're done. They will be soft in the middle.
Step 5
Chop peppers, onions, and cilantro. Mix together and add oil and vinegar. Salt to taste.
Step 6
Mix Quinoa and water in a pot. Bring to a boil cover and then turn it down to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa is soft. Once it's done, fluff with a fork.