If there is something that characterizes Venezuelan food, it is its flavor, aromas and variety. On the table we will always find a large number of dishes full of color and flavor, which combine European, African and indigenous influences.
Meat pasticho is one of the most emblematic dishes of Venezuelan gastronomy , and is considered one of its national dishes. This Venezuelan food makes us salivate just thinking about it, and if prepared correctly, it can be a true delight.
Keep reading! In this article, we will give you some secrets to prepare a meat pasticho that perfectly evokes Italian and Venezuelan cuisine. Plus, we'll show you how Mama Foods can help you prepare this delicious recipe with quality ingredients.
You can also read: Key ingredients of Venezuelan food, find them here!
Cook meat properly
Meat is the main ingredient of meat pasticho and, therefore, it is essential that you cook it properly to achieve an exceptional flavor in your dish.
The first thing you should do is choose a quality meat, preferably beef. At Mama Foods you will find different cuts of beef (from shredded beef to ground beef) that will allow you to achieve a unique flavor in this popular Venezuelan dish.
To cook the meat, it is important that you brown it well before adding the other ingredients. This way, you will seal the meat so that it does not lose its juices during cooking. You can also add some spices and seasonings to give it a special flavor.
Once the meat is browned, add the tomato sauce and the other ingredients. Cook over low heat until the meat is very tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened. This way, you will get a delicious flavor and perfect texture in your meat paste.
Add considerable layers of pasta and meat
The second secret to preparing this delicious Venezuelan food is to add considerable layers of pasta and meat. This way, you will intensify the flavor of this dish and achieve a perfect texture.
We recommend cooking enough pasta and meat to create at least three layers of each ingredient in your pasticho. This way, you will surely surprise all your diners with a great pasticho.
In addition, we recommend adding an extra layer of grated cheese on top of the pasticho, so that it browns in the oven and creates a delicious crispy layer.
Choose quality ingredients
The most important secret to preparing a delicious meat pasticho is to choose quality ingredients. For this reason, we recommend Mama Foods, a store that has the best ingredients so you can prepare a pasticho that makes you feel like Venezuela from the first bite.
If you are looking to create your pasticho from scratch, at Mama Foods you can find the fresh ingredients you will need to prepare it. From the meat to the pasta and cheeses, all the ingredients are of the highest quality and will ensure exceptional flavor on your plate.
But if you're looking to save time, Mama Foods offers ready-made meat pastries , with exclusive ingredients and almost ready to eat. These pastichos are perfect for a quick dinner that doesn't sacrifice flavor or quality. In the store you can also find meat, chicken , eggplant or bolognese pasties .
Venezuelan tradition and food, just a click away!
Meat pasticho is one of the many dishes that represents the richness of Venezuelan food. Preparations like these lead us to savor and connect with the essence of its different states and cities.Remember that at Mama Foods you can find a wide variety of pantry products and prepared dishes that you can enjoy at home, from shredded meat for your Venezuelan empanadas to meat pasticho for those special dinners. Visit their store now and delight in everything that Venezuelan food has to offer you !