Mama Lycha Meat Carimanolas

Meat Carimanolas

: Panama

Side Dishes

Authentic Classics

Mama Lycha 30 mins

undefined: Intermediate

    Ingredients for the dough:

    • 1 ½ lb. Mama Lycha frozen cassava
    • 1 cup Mama Lycha soft hard cheese, ground
    • Frying oil and salt to taste

    Ingredients for the meat stuffing:

    • ½ pound ground beef
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, salt, and pepper
      to taste
    • 1 clove garlic, ½ cup red pepper, 1 onion, all
    • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and 1 teaspoon of
      ground cumin. 

    1. In a large pot cook the yucca with salt and enough water to cover them. When they come to a boil, lower the heat to medium and let them cook for 15 minutes more or until you feel that they are tender by piercing them with a fork. Then remove the fibers from the cassava and start mashing them to a puree.
    2. For the meat stuffing, heat the oil in a pot over medium-high heat, add the onion, paprika, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper until cooked. Stir frequently.
    3. Add the meat to the mixture and leave it there until it is fully cooked, then add the tomato paste and cook for 2 more minutes.
    4. Now assemble the carimanolas using the mashed yucca and make 10 little balls with it. Make a hole in the center of each ball with your finger and add a spoonful of the meat mixture and then close the ball, giving it the shape of an oval.
    5. In a large pot heat the vegetable oil to 350 ° F, add the carimanolas to the oil, and let them cook for 2 - 3 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove them from the oil and drain them on paper towels and ready, you can serve them.

In some places, carimañolas are known as "pasteles de yuca" (cassava cakes) and you can vary the stuffing with your favorite ingredients. In Colombia, for example, it is prepared with meat, egg, and rice.

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