Submitted by : Chilean Cuisine Cooking Classes in Valparaiso

Ingredients :

2 kilos of frozen corn kernels- pulse in a processor until finely chopped.
½ oven-roasted chicken, without bones
3 tablespoons butter or lard
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 or ½ cup of milk
1 ½ hard-boiled eggs, quartered
7 fresh basil leaves, minced

For the beef filling
400 grams ground beef
1 large onion

2 tablespoons lard
½ teaspoon cumin
1 ½ teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper


  • Heat the processed corn, chopped basil, salt and butter in a large pot.
  • Add the milk little by little, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Leave to one side while you prepare the meat filling.
  • Fry the onions in oil until transparent, add the ground meat and stir till brown.
  • Season with salt, pepper and ground cumin.
  • To prepare the pie use an oven-proof dish that you can take to the table.
  • Spread in the bottom of the dish the beef filling.
  • Arrange over this the hard boiled egg pieces, chicken, olives and raisins.
  • Cover the filling with the corn mixture.
  • Sprinkle the top with sugar over the top to caramelize.
  • Bake in a hot oven 400 Deg. F (205 Deg. C) for 30-35 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  • Serve immediately. In Chile extra sugar is served to sprinkle over the “pastel” as it is eaten.
  • Serve with “Ensalada Chilena”. Good Luck¡¡¡¡

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