A Chivito al Plato is the national dish of Uruguay. The chivito, which translates as “little goat”, is an Uruguayan recipe made with a thin slice of beefsteak (churrasco), bacon, ham, fried or hard-boiled eggs, mozzarella, tomatoes, and mayonnaise served on a sandwich bun. It’s often served with french fries and a potato, carrot, and pea salad. Other ingredients, such as red beets, peas, grilled or pan-fried red peppers, and slices of cucumber, are commonly added.
Chivito al Plato
- ¼ inch steak such as a filet mignon
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 egg
- 1 slice cooked ham
- 1 slice mozzarella cheese
- 1 tomato sliced
- 1 onion sliced
- lettuce shredded
- 1 sandwich bun
- Fry the bacon and a few slices of onion.
- In the same pan and with the bacon grease, cook the steak, adding a bit of salt when is halfway done and flip the steak then add the ham and mozzarella cheese on top of it. The mozzarella cheese should melt.
- Then fry the egg, use a clean pan if necessary.
- Then cut the tomato into slices and start preparing the dish.
- Place the steak with ham and mozzarella on the bun, then add the bacon, tomato, fried egg, and onion on top of it.
- Add some more tomato and the lettuce to a side along with the fries and potatoes salad.
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