Ajiaco Colombiano 4.67/5 (3)


easy prep time 30 min | cook time 1hr 30min servings 0

Ingredients

    1 pound frozen La Fe or fresh yuca

    La Fe Vegetable oil for frying Cheese Filling

    1 cup La Fe mozzarella cheese, diced Meat Filling

    2 tablespoons La Fe vegetable oil

    1 garlic clove, minced

    ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped

    ½ cup chopped onion

    1 scallion, chopped

    Salt and La Fe Black pepper to taste

    ½ teaspoon La Fe ground cumin

    1 tablespoon La Fe tomato paste

    ½ pound ground beef

Directions

  • STEP ONE
    In a large pot place the yuca, salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes or until fork tender.

  • STEP TWO
    Drain the yuca and remove any fiber from the center. Using a potato masher, mash the yuca, cover and set aside

  • STEP THREE
    To prepare the meat filling: In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, red bell pepper and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, scallions, cumin, salt, black pepper and cook for about 1 minute, stirring often.

  • STEP FOUR
    Add the ground beef and cook until the meat is cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes more.

  • STEP FIVE
    Remove from the heat, adjust the seasoning and let it cool.

  • STEP SIX
    To make the carimañolas: Divide the yuca mixture into 10 balls. Make a hole through the center of each ball with your finger. Place about 1 tablespoon of meat or cheese filling and gently close the ball, giving an oval shape.

  • STEP SEVEN
    In a large pot heat the vegetable oil and heat to 350° F. Add the carimañolas to hot oil and cook about 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, turning them often

  • STEP EIGHT
    Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with ají.

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