Olluquito con Carne


  • Servings- 6
  • Prep time- 45 minutes


  • 2 lb’s of olluco. Prepare the olluco by cutting into fine julienne.
  • 4 tablespoons of oil
  • ½ lb of either beef or ground meat. Again you will want to cut the beef into fine julienne if you decide to use that.
  • ½ cup of onion. (Prepare the onion by chopping it finely)
  • 3 garlic cloves (prepare the garlic by mincing it)
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano (dried oregano)
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons of aji panca or sundried red aji
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin


  • Soak the ollucos in salt water for one hour. Soak them after they are cut
  • In a large skillet heat oil and fry the beef until all the meat turns to a golden brown color. Once the meat is cooked to golden brown remove it from the skillet and put it aside.
  • Now cook the onion and garlic in the fat left over in the skillet from the meat. Then add the paprika, aji paste, cumin, salt and oregano. Cook all the ingredients for 3 minutes.
  • Drain the ollucos and then add the onion mixture. Then you want to add the beef and cover the pan. Continue to cook the beef over a low heat until the olluco is nice and tender. This should take roughly 15-20 minutes. You will want to stir the ingredients regularly.
  • Add parsley to the dish and mix it in.
  • This dish is served with white rice.