Hungry? Why not try the "Pizza Hamburguesa Empanada" recipe?
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Hungry? Why not try the "Pizza Hamburguesa Empanada" recipe?

Feeling peckish?

This new creation from foodie blogger “Fran Eats” takes the concept of Latin American quick eat recipes to a whole new level.

Fran Bastias is a self confessed Chilean foodie: to date she has visited Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia.

The spectacular “Gloriosa Pizza Hamburguesa Empanada” contains two beef patties, smothered in cheese, before being baked in pastry and topped with salami.

Foodie fun

Fran’s creation has humble beginnings: “a little more than a year ago, my friend Luciano (the director who uploads videos to my channel every week) sent me a photo that he had found on the internet. We were all wowed by the beauty and seductive gluttonous aspect of the photo. I accepted the challenge, and we created a recipe to emulate this photo: it was the birth of the Pizza Hamburguesa Empanada, signature dish of this humble production team.”

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The talented Chilean chef is undertaking a culinary odyssey, visiting not just Latin America, but other great gastronomic countries from around the world, creating her own unique versions of favorite recipes.

Check out her delicious video recipe for “Nachos Supremos”:

Fat facts

Obesity has been on the rise across Latin America since the 1980s.

Today, around 45 percent of men and 38 percent of women are either overweight or obese in various populations across the region.

Mexico, Venezuela and Guatemala were listed as the countries with highest obesity rates in 2013.

So what is Latin America’s favorite fast food?

Could it be the humble hotdog or “perro”?

Guatemala even hosts its own festival dedicated to the “Shuco” (hotdog).

But, bad news for Venezuela, as rationing and rapid inflation rates have seen hotdog sales drop. The price of a hotdog has soared from 70 ($11) to 90 bolivars ($14) in the country during the past three months.

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