Bolivia’s national dish is salteña (pronounced salt-enya). Because salteña is so juicy, you may imagine it as a stew that is served inside a pastry.
Salteñas are a mid-morning snack and are usually served with tea, coffee, or soda. That said they go equally well with a cool glass of beer too!
15 – 16 medium-sized salteñas
2 hours 40 minutes in total (made over two days)
Add the following to each salteña, after the stew has been added:
Because the stew will become juicy again while baking, it is VERY crucial that the container is completely shut. It could leak out and cause a mess if it heats up, expands, then contracts.
You can prepare the salteñas to the point where they are ready to be baked. Instead of baking them, you can freeze them. They must be WELL-wrapped. And when you’re ready to surprise guests with this delicious treat, you simply bake them directly from the freezer. Do not thaw.