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Chilean ajiaco

Chilean ajiaco

  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 300 grams of grilled meat, but you may add more if desired
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 large onion or 2 medium onions
  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small piece of red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Merkén (smoked spicy chili pepper powder)
  • Chili pepper powder
  • 1 egg per person
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 1 liter of beef broth or 1 beef bouillon cube


  1. Cut the meat into strips as well as for the potatoes (julienne cut). Set aside.
  2. Cut the onions in fine julienne and then put them into a pan with oil. Fry for a few minutes, then add garlic and the bell pepper. Then add the meat and seasonings (salt, pepper, chili pepper powder, oregano, merkén). This is the time to also add the beef bouillon cube if desired. Then add the potatoes and finally add the beef broth or water.
  3. Cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile you can poach the egg or just cook it for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve in a bowl, and you can choose to add the egg at the beginning or at the end. Then the broth and remaining ingredients. Finally add the chopped parsley and merkén (optional).
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins