Recipes hailing from the diverse regional cuisines of Central America, including El Salvador, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and more.

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How to Make Pupusas (Salvadoran Stuffed, Griddled Tortillas) With Masa
hearts of palm salsa with blue corn chips on a plate
Hearts of Palm Salsa
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Gallopinto (Nicaraguan Rice and Beans) Recipe
Salpicón, white rice, red kidney beans, and a slice of lime on a blue plate on a marble counter.
Salpicón (Nicaraguan Minced Meat) Recipe
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Homemade Pollo Campero (Central American–Style Fried Chicken) Recipe
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Alfajores Con Cajeta (Vanilla Shortbread With Goat's-Milk Toffee) Recipe
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Arroz Aguado (Nicaraguan Chicken and Rice Stew) Recipe
Fried Yuca with Spicy Mayo
Latin American Cuisine: How To Make Fried Yuca
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Torta de Elotes (Corn Torte) Recipe
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Pío V (Nicaraguan Christmas Cake) Recipe
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Frijoles Molidos (Refried Beans) Recipe
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Meet the Empanadas of Latin America
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Tres Leches de Coco (Coconut Tres Leches Cake) Recipe
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Atolillo (Simple Custard) Recipe
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Sopa de Albóndigas de Pollo (Nicaraguan Chicken Meatball Soup)
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Nicaraguan Arroz con Pollo Recipe
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Fried Plantain Chips Recipe
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Buñuelos de Yuca y Queso (Yuca and Cheese Fritters) Recipe
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Pollo Campero–Seasoned Fried Plantain Chips Recipe
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Higos en Miel (Poached Figs) Recipe
Fried Yuca with Spicy Mayo Recipe
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Latin American Cuisine: Nicaraguan Arroz con Pollo
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Latin American Cuisine: Vigorón or Chicharrón con Yuca (Yuca and Pork Rinds)
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Dulces: Guava and Cream Cheese Pastelitos
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Dulces: Buñuelos de Yuca y Queso (Yuca and Cheese Fritters)