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Asaditos (Bolivian Beef and Cassava Burgers)

Asaditos (Bolivian Beef and Cassava Burgers)

Bolivian asaditos are patties or burgers made with beef and shredded cassava.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Bolivian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 30 burgers
Calories 101kcal
Author Lizet Bowen


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef (700g)
  • 10 ounces fresh cassava, shredded (280g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Vegetable oil for frying (about 1/2 cup)


  • In a big mixing bowl, add all the ingredients (except vegetable oil) and mix well.
  • Get 2 tablespoons at a time of the meat mixture and form burgers.
  • Using a big frying pan, heat oil on medium heat.
  • Fry each burger for 3 minutes each side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot with boiled cassava and spicy sauce.


Make ahead: Prepare and shape patties. Place parchment paper on 2 trays. Place patties on paper and place tray in the freezer for 3 hours. Remove and place frozen patties in a ziplock bag. Place in the freezer again.
Before using, defrost patties in the fridge overnight and cook. 


Calories: 101kcal