Pique macho is a famous Bolivian dish. It was born in Cochabamba, at Restaurant Miraflores. Legends says that some hungry workers entered the restaurant right before closing time, and requested “anything edible”. The restaurant owner served them this dish telling that whoever eats the whole plate, that person is a macho.
- 350g french fries
- 1 slice of beefsteak
- 2 beef sausages
- 3 boiled eggs
- 3 big tomatoes
- 2 onions
- 1-2 chili peppers, depending on how much heat you can handle
- salt, pepper, garlic and cumin to taste
Cut the steak into smaller cubes, slice the onions and the chili and chop the tomatoes to bigger cubes. Fry the sausages and once it’s ready, cut it into slices. Fry the steak and season it with salt, pepper, garlic and cumin. Add half of the tomato and the onions and fry them together. Prepare the french fries, then mix the fries, the sausages and the steak with the vegetables. Serve it with the leftover fresh onion and tomatoes, add chili and the sliced boiled eggs and enjoy your meal! Eat it while it’s fresh.