My Global Food Challenge


Saltenas-Inspired Meatballs (Bolivia)


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ onion, finely minced
2 spring onions, diced
½ can black olives, drained and finely diced
2 tbsps fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
hot sauce, a few drops (optional)
1 egg


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl (except the bread crumbs), and mix well by hand.  Do not overwork the meat mixture.

Add breadcrumbs to the desired consistency. Form meatballs and saute in olive oil until done.  Simmer in sauce or brown gravy (optional).

Link to My Post on Bolivia:

Cuisine:  Bolivian

Main Ingredient:  Ground Beef

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Bolivia on map of South America

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