4 April 2019 • Content team
Cooking around the world: Ana’s chivito
At The Hague University of Applied Sciences, we like to look beyond borders. This starts very close to home. After all, our school is a melting pot of more than 140 different nationalities. We talk with each other, learn from each other, and eat with each other – all of which are good steps towards world citizenship.
‘Chivito is very similar to a hamburger but better: it’s like a super version, with lots of toppings. Master chef/writer Anthony Bourdain even once called it the mother of all burgers. In Uruguay, meat is very important, and meals are usually centred around meat: we’re definitely not vegetarians. It is a bit unhealthy in terms of fat consumption, but I don’t think it will ever change. Even the government spends a lot of resources ensuring that the quality of our meat is better than that of our neighbours (Argentina! Grr!).’
Ingredients for 1 serving:
– 100 grams filet mignon
– 1 slice cheese
– 3 slices bacon
– 20 grams shaved ham
– 1 bread roll or hamburger bun
– 1 sliced tomato
– Sliced red pepper
– 1 sliced onion
How to prepare
Season the filet mignon with salt and pepper. Put a drizzle of olive oil in a very hot pan, then put in the filet mignon, onions, bacon, and other desired toppings. Ensure that the meat is cooked to your taste. Stack it all up and eat! Buen provecho!
See below how Ana Inés prepares this meal.