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Guatemalan Stewed Beef Recipe

Stewed Beef is a typical Guatemalan food. It has many ingredients that make it juicy and with a very intense flavor, which makes it the first choice for Guatemalan families at lunchtime, always accompanied by rice and avocado. This dish is known in Guatemala as "Guisado de Res Guatemalteco".

Cooking Bananas with Sweet Mole Recipe

Chocolate Mole Plantain recipe is a very special and typical Guatemalan dish, ideal for dessert lovers and especially for those who love chocolate. It is a mixture of chocolate, cooking bananas, cinnamon, sesame seeds and bell pepper.

Radish Salad Guatemalan Recipe

This recipe is a classic on the Guatemalan table, especially for the summer season. It is a refreshing and very traditional Guatemalan salad. It is the ideal accompaniment for dishes such as beef stew and others also typical of Guatemala.

Pan Dulce de Yema - Sweet Egg-yolk Bread Recipe

The "Pan de Yema" (Sweet Egg-yolk Bread) is a very popular pastry product in Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala during the Easter Week season, very similar to the traditional "Pan de Manteca" (Sweet Bread) in flavor and appearance, although its interior has a more yellowish.

Black Beans Soup or Broth - Guatemala Recipe

If the corn tortilla is a basic food in the Guatemalan table every day, black beans is perhaps the second most important food in Guatemalans’ diet. Black beans is a very simple food to prepare, but delicious and essential on the table of Guatemalan families, it is rich in flavor, but also rich in iron and proteins.

Egg-wrapped Green Beans - Guatemala Recipe

We could say that it is almost impossible not to find this dish on the menu of a traditional cuisine of any Guatemalan family. It is very simple to prepare with a few steps to follow, it would be ideal to accompany this dish with rice and a tomato sauce.

Corn Atole Guatemalan Recipe

"Atol de Elote" is a traditional ancestral drink of Guatemala, made from sweet yellow corn, has a very special and exquisite taste and texture. For the Mayan culture, corn was a sacred food and was consumed daily, either preparing tamales, tortillas or "atol".

Traditional Black Tamales Guatemala Recipe

Guatemalan Black tamales ("Tamales Negros") are traditional dish that should be present on your table during the Christmas season, these tamales are also known as "sugar tamales", its rich sweet-flavor makes it different from the popular red sauce tamale we all know, and just like the traditional tamales, you can enjoy them with French bread.

Traditional Molletes for Christmas Guatemalan Recipe

Guatemalan Christmas muffins are very popular during December. They are very similar to Lent Muffins (Holy Week), but with small differences that also make them special and favorite for many at lunchtime for dessert.

Guatemalan Churrasco and Chirmol Recipe

The "Guatemalan Churrasco", or also known as "Churrasquito" has many traditional flavors of the typical Guatemalan food. It is a traditional dish for lunch, accompanied by rice, flipped beans, roasted corn, guacamole and the very important Guatemalan Chirmol.

Hilachas Guatemalan Traditional Recipe

Las Hilachas is another traditional, typical and original recipe from Guatemala, and is originally from Baja Verapaz, specifically from the Salamá region. It is part of the collection of typical Guatemalan recipes with intense flavor and very rich in nutrients.

Red Beans with Pork Meat or Pork Rind Recipe

In Guatemala is known as “Frijoles Colorados (rojos) con Carne o Chicharrón”. This is one of the best dishes of Guatemalan food. This is the traditional lunch of many Guatemalan families and is the main course of lunch. It is very simple to prepare and its very characteristic aroma highlights it over many other typical Guatemalan recipes.

White Fiambre Guatemalan Recipe

The famous Guatemalan dish and recipe we all each on November 1st in Guatemala for ‘All Saints Day’ (El Día de Todos Los Santos), a day before the ‘Dia de Los Muertos’. We have shared the Red Fiambre recipe in previous post, and today we would like to tell you about the White Fiambre, which is quite similar, but not the same.

Traditional Pumpkin Bread-Cake Recipe Guatemalan Style

This is not the traditional recipe for the delicious pumpkin pie that we all know originally from the United States, but it is rather a Guatemalan “cake or bread” version that was adopted over time. This is a dessert that is also enjoyed from October to December, during Halloween and the end of the year celebrations.

Guatemalan Chicken Broth Recipe

Chicken Broth with Rice is a very traditional recipe from Guatemala for many years, it is commonly served for lunch. It is well known for having a very intense flavor. Its preparation is simple and easy to follow.

White Beans with Pork Rib Recipe Guatemalan style

White Bean with Meat is a very well-known dish in Guatemala, it has been traditional dish for a long time. It is known that if you see a family celebration with Marimba music (the Guatemalan national musical instrument), it is certain that a bowl of White Beans is served on the table.

Rice with Milk (Arroz en Leche) Guatemalan Dessert Recipe

This is a very traditional dessert from Guatemala, similar to the well known "Atol de Elote". If you visit any market in Guatemala or fairs of the towns and villages in the interior of the country, you will not miss seeing a person selling this delicious and traditional dessert.

Enchiladas Recipe Guatemala

Enchiladas is a traditional dish of Guatemalan cuisine, is part of the family menu every weekend, you can also find it at any fair in Guatemala, in addition to most typical food restaurants. Enchiladas is basically a snack, it is not a strong or formal dish.

Rellenitos - traditional Guatemalan dessert recipe

"Rellenitos" are a traditional Guatemalan dessert, well known to all, a delicious dessert part of all in the traditional table in Guatemala. This simple but exquisite dessert can be found at any traditional Guatemalan market, national fairs and typical food restaurants in Guatemala.

Chiles Rellenos - Stuffed Chillies Recipe Guatemala

The “chiles rellenos” (stuffed chillies) is another popular Guatemalan dish, it is well known and liked by the Guatemalans as well as foreigners, and is part of all menu at any typical food restaurants in Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala, it has an exquisite flavor, it is juicy and its key ingredient is the chili pepper.

Pan De la Cruz - Easter Week Muffins Recipe Antigua Guatemala

Delicious sweet-touch buns, typical of Lent in Antigua Guatemala. In many places, these Lenten Rolls are traditionally prepared on Good Friday. In Spanish these have different names, such as “Pan Dulce de Cuaresma (Easter Sweet Bread)”, “Bollo de Pascua (Easter Bun)”, “Easter Muffin” or the well known "Pan de La Cruz (Cross Cake)”. Although this semi-sweet bread is typical of Guatemala during Holy Week, it is also produced by many bakeries every weekend in Antigua Guatemala.

Mollete and Torreja Recipe for Easter Week

A recipe that is hundreds of years old, and part of the culinary tradition of Guatemala, a post-colonial heritage of Spanish cuisine. As time goes by, Guatemala has made its own, as part of its culinary tradition and with variations in its ingredients according to each family. This is a dessert that is now part of the menu of all typical food restaurant in Guatemala and is the favorite dessert during the Easter season.

Easter Week Curtido Recipe

Guatemala has many traditional dishes for the Easter Week season, ideal to enjoy with friends and family. “Curtido de Semana Santa” (Easter Week Curtido) is a very popular dish and well known dish of the Easter season in Guatemala and specially for the summer, for it is a very fresh dish. This delicious dish is very similar to Fiambre, but this does not include any meat.

Bacalao a La Vizcaina Recipe for Easter Week Guatemala

During Holy Week, Guatemala has many traditional dishes for this season to enjoy with family and friends. El ‘Bacalao a La Vizcaína’ is perhaps the most traditional and popular dish of the Easter season in Guatemala. When the Lent season begins, you can easily find large quantities of dried cod (dehydrated) in salt at the supermarket.

Hot Fruit Punch - Ponche de Frutas - Guatemala hot drink recipe

Guatemala is characterized by keeping a wide array of colorful traditions, and the famous Hot Fruit Punch (Ponche de Frutas as known in Guatemala) is one of them. This is a traditional hot drink for Christmas time (Navidad or Noche Buena as known in Guatemala).

Ayote en Dulce - Sweet Pumpkin Guatemalan Recipe

On November 1st, Guatemala celebrates All Saints’ Day, a very traditional and colorful festivity in Guatemala, on this day the Giant Kites event takes place in Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez (click here to learn more about this date) and families and close friends get together to enjoy delicious national dishes, the Sweet Pumpkin (Dulce de Ayote) is one of them.

Fiambre Guatemalan Dish Recipe and Story

The popular Guatemala dish we all enjoy every year on November 1st, which is ‘All Saints Day’ (El Día de Todos Los Santos), a day before the ‘Dia de Los Muertos’. Some say that this dish is an offering for a particular date of the year. But the history tell us the real origin of this popular Guatemalan dish and recipe.

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