The hamburger may be the grilled sandwich of the summer in the US, but when you’re in Uruguay, it’s all about chivito.
Basically, fry a steak, and top with a layer of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers and coriander, lightly fry two halves of bread, then spread a good dollop of mayo on the bottom half and stir in some chimichurri sauce if desired, assemble and enjoy!
These are some of the typical ingredients that you could find in a Chivito, and you can’t go wrong with any of them, beef steak,
cheese, bacon, ham, peppers, tomatoes, cheese, eggs, salsa, onions, coriander, lettuce, salt and pepper.
Depending on your preference, cook some bacon strips and eggs to go on top. Bacon usually only takes 20 mins to cook.
There are a lot of ingredients that go onto a chivito, but it is important that you have everything prepped and ready before you start grilling, once you start grilling, its important to assemble the layers quickly.
Boiled eggs are an obligatory part of the chivito, the traditional sauce is mayonnaise, but I prefer a chimichurri sauce, which also goes well with steak, roast lamb, etc.
Anyone looking for an alternative to hamburgers should definitely consider this. You can choose a meat, or mix lots of meat, the best meats are beef, pork, lamb and or chicken.
This sandwich is incredibly tasty and delicious on its own, but you can also have it as a side dish, however, you should be absolutely warned that the chivito is very filling by itself, so if you are having it as a part of a side dish you may want to split a chivito between 2 or 3 people.