South American Snack & Street Food Recipes

Bring the tempting and tasty treats from South American street vendors right into your home with our recipes for empanadas, arepas, croquettes and more.
Masa para empanada dough
Masa Para Empanadas: Empanada Dough
Vegetarian Tamales Recipe
Vegetarian Tamales
Tortas fritas
Tortas Fritas: Argentinian and Uruguayan Fry Bread
Papusa recipe
Pupusas: Stuffed Corn Tortillas
spinach and ricotta empanadas
Spinach & Ricotta Empanadas - Empanadas de Espinaca
Pupusas, El Salvador
Salvadorian-Style Chicharrón Shredded Pork
Chorípan - Chorizo Sandwich on French Bread
Chorípan (Chorizo Sandwich on French Bread)
Puff Pastry Ham and Cheese Empanadas on a platter
Puff Pastry Ham and Cheese Empanadas
Cheese and Corn Empanadas (Empanadas con Choclo y Queso)
Cheese and Corn Empanadas (Empanadas con Choclo y Queso)
Chicken Empanadas Recipe
Empanadas de Pollo: Chicken Empanadas
empanadas in basket
South American Empanada Recipes
Kibe Brazilian beef croquettes
Kibe: Brazilian Beef Croquettes
Grilled beef anticuchos de carne
Anticuchos de Carne: Grilled Beef Kabobs
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas - Empanadas de Espinaca
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas
Chorizo and potato empanadas
Chorizo and Potato Empanadas
Chilean-Style Cheese Empanadas (Fritas de Queso)
Chilean-Style Cheese Empanadas (Fritas de Queso)
Arepa con Huevo
Arepas con Huevo: Corn Cake and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Brazilian Risoles
Brazilian Risoles (Chicken and Cheese Croquettes)
Acarajé
Brazilian Black-Eyed Pea and Shrimp Fritters: Acarajé
Empanadas de viento - fried cheese empanadas
Ecuadorian Fried Cheese Empanadas
Pizza a caballo
Fainá: Garbanzo Flatbread
Venezuelan-style arepas
Venezuelan-Style Arepas Corn Cake
Cancha toasted chulpe corn recipe
Cancha: Andean Toasted Chulpe Corn
Salteñas
Salteña de Carne Recipe: Bolivian-Style Beef Empanadas
Peruvian-style Triple Sandwich
Peruvian Triple Sandwich: Sándwich Triple
Butifarra Sandwich
Peruvian Butifarra Sandwich
Fried Tamales - Tamales Fritos
Crispy Fried Tamales (Tamales Fritos)
Colombian Empanadas: Fried Empanadas With Beef and Potato Filling
Colombian Empanadas: Fried Empanadas With Beef and Potato Filling
empanadas on a sheet
Filling and Shaping Empanadas for Baking
Pulled Pork Empanadas
Best BBQ Empanadas (Empanadas de Cerdo y Barbacoa)
Arepas With Pulled Pork
Arepas With Pulled Pork and Cilantro Garlic Mayonnaise
Vegetarian empanada recipe
Vegetarian Empanadas With Black Beans and Corn
A chivito sandwich
The Chivito: Uruguay's Most Iconic Sandwich
Brazilian Cinnamon Doughnuts (Bolinhos De Chuva) Recipe
Bolinhos de Chuva: Brazilian Cinnamon "Raindrop" Doughnuts
Brazilian Tapioca Flour Crepes
Brazilian Tapioca Flour Crepes
A plate of sopapillas
Chilean-Style Sopapillas, or Pumpkin Fritters
bread in dish
Venezuelan Pepito Sandwich (Pepito Venezolano)