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Tortas De Carne Colombianas

Tortas de Carne Colombianas (Colombian-Style Meat Fritters)

Erica Dinho
5 from 14 votes


  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ½ cup onion grated
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon achiote or color
  • Oil for frying


  • To make the patties: In a bowl, combine the beef, pork, onion, scallions, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions and form each into a thin patty, about ¼ inch thick. Place on a plate and set aside.
  • To make the batter: Place all the batter ingredient in a medium bowl and mix with fork until the mixture is smooth. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Pour oil to a depth of about 1 inch into a large, heavy frying pan, and heat over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers.
  • Dip the meat patties one by one into the batter and place them in the fry pan.
  • Cook each fritter on both sides until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes per side.
  • emove the fritters to a wire rack set in a half sheet pan and place in the oven to keep them warm until ready to serve.
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