My 9 Favorite Recipes from Uruguay

Meine neun Lieblingsrezepte aus Uruguay

Today I am going to introduce my nine favorite recipes from Uruguay. I was born in that little country in South America and was fortunate enough to live there for a few years when I was small. In 2016 I had the opportunity to go there on vacation again after I had lived in Germany for many years. It was so crazy how many memories came back. Obviously I had to try some of the most popular dishes again. The recipes I introduce below have all been tested with German ingredients in Germany since I live in Germany. I would be very excited to see if you also give it a try yourself. If you have any other request or encounter any problem, please let me know in the comments.


#1 Beef empanadas

Traditionelle uruguayische EmpanadasEmpanadas are filled turnovers. The Uruguayan version is usually filled with high-quality beef.

#2 Torta de fiambre

Torta de fiambre Rezept aus UruguayClassic torta de fiambre is a super fast and easy “pizza” filled with ham and cheese. The batter can be prepared in a few minutes and therefore this is super easy and delicious soulfood.

#3 Chivito or steak sandwich

Chivito Uruguays NationalgerichtChivito actually is tha national dish from Uruguay. It is a steak sandwich the famous chef Anthony Bourdain called the “Everest” of all sandwiches.

#4 Milanesa or beef cutlet

Uruguayisches RinderschnitzelMilanesa or beef cutlet is something I could eat every week. This is a “schnitzel”, just so good with mashed potatos!


#5 Chocolate alfajores

Alfajores aus UruguayChocolate alfajores is a chocolate sandwich cookie filled with a delicious caramel and dunked in chocolate. The favorite cookie of any chocoholic.

#6 Vanilla alfajores

Klassische Alfajores aus UruguayThe classic variation of alfajores is with a vanilla dough, filled with caramel and sprinkled with coconut flakes.

#7 Flan

Uruguayischer FlanFlan is a custard made with a caramel topping. It can easily be prepared one or two days in advance as it has to chill in the fridge.

#8 Postre Chajá

Uruguays Version einer Pfirsichtorte (postre chajá)This sponge cake with peaches is from my birth city Paysandú and can be made with canned peaches.

#9 Chocolate empanadas

Schoko-Empanadas mit Dulce de LecheEmpanadas or turnovers can be filled with something sweet. In this instance I made a chocolate dough and filled it with the caramel dulce de leche. Yum!

P.S.: If you are interested in some further recipes from Uruguay, how about pastafrola, a quince tart, torta Rogel, a layer cake with a lot of dulce de leche and pascualina, a quiche featuring egg?

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    Friday January 29th, 2021 at 10:33 PM

    Das sieht alles wirklich so unglaublich lecker aus und es ist auch noch alles dabei, gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Liebe Grüße
    Luisa von

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      Friday January 29th, 2021 at 10:43 PM

      Wenn du was nachbackst oder kochst, gib auf jeden Fall Bescheid!

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    Thursday February 4th, 2021 at 11:25 AM

    Oh Jenny, die sehen alle mega aus! Ich bin ja totaler Teigtaschenfan und muss unbedingt mal die Schoko-Empanadas ausprobieren!

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      Thursday February 4th, 2021 at 11:32 AM

      Das freut mich total! Melde dich gerne, wenn du sie machst!

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