Regios o Bollitos de Carne (Colombian-Style Pork and Beef Rolls)

by Erica Dinho on May 12, 2012

Regios o Bollitos de Carne (Colombian-Style Pork and Beef Rolls)

Regios or Bollitos is a traditional dish from the department of El Cauca, Colombia. Regios or Bollitos are thin slices of beef and pork that are rolled around a filling of hogao(Colombian creole sauce). They are then cooked in beef broth, dipped in grated cheese batter and fried.

The flavor of the hogao, herbs, and cheesy batter are a delight in every bite.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

  • 8 slices of beef very thinly sliced
  • 8 slices of pork very thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of hogao or creole sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • Batter

  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated white cheese or mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground achiote or color

Vegetable oil for frying


    Regios o Bollitos de Carne

  1. Season the meat with, cumin, salt and pepper. Spread a thin layer of hogao down the center of each pork slice. Top with a slice of beef.

  2. Roll tightly and tie with kitchen string. Set a steamer basket in a medium pot filled with the beef stock. Arrange the beef rolls in the steamer. Bring the stock to a boil over medium-high heat, cover and steam for about 40 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl combine the batter ingredients, except the oil. Mix well.
  4. In a large frying pan, heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees F. Dip cooked beef rolls in the batter
  5. and immediately place into hot oil.
  6. Cook until golden and skim any loose pieces of batter from the oil. Drain on paper towels. Place on a large platter, season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa May 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

There is absolutely nothing in this dish I do not like. WOW, it just looks like perfection.


2 Tatiana-QueCocinar May 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Se me habia olvidado que esto existe, mi mama lo hacia con pollo y cerdo. Lo voy a cocinar nuevamente.

Gracias por recordarmelos!!!


3 Rita May 13, 2012 at 4:59 PM

What a lovely creation!


4 Jeannie May 13, 2012 at 10:16 PM

You had me drooling with your delicious fried pork, I love the look of the cheesy crust, must taste so good!


5 Ivy May 14, 2012 at 1:29 AM

Have never tried beef this way before and the meat looks super delicious and with wonderful flavours.


6 Chris May 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Wow, so unusual. These are unlike anything I’ve ever made. Beef AND pork? Yes please!


7 Erica May 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Thank you, guys!


8 Mateo May 23, 2012 at 7:15 AM

My dad makes the same dish, but he add chicken too. It is delicious. Your Colombian recipes are easy to follow. Thanks


9 Oysterculture May 28, 2012 at 10:51 PM

ok, I just had a lovely meal at my in-laws, but I could easily polish off one of these beauties. They look amazing.


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