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Pique macho, Bolivian beef and potatoes

Pique Macho (Bolivian Recipe)

Pique macho or pique a lo macho is a dish that consists of homemade fries, steak, sausages, a bit of onion, tomato, hard-boiled eggs, and the touch that makes it pique macho, slices of Bolivian chili, locoto.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Bolivian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 800kcal
Author Valentina Arteaga


  • 2 quarts vegetable oil (2 liters)
  • 2 pounds potatoes for frying (1 kilo)
  • 10 ounces of homemade style sausage (300g)
  • 10 ounces Vienna sausage or hot dogs (300g)
  • 2 pounds beef tenderloin (1 kilo)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 medium red onions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 locotos chili pepper (1 red and 1 green)


  • Heat the oil to 160C (320F).
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into thick sticks.
  • Leave them in cold water to prevent them from browning.
  • Drain the water and pat dry the potatoes.
  • Fry them until cooked and remove from the heat (about 20 minutes)
  • Heat the oil to 180C (355F) and fry until crisp.
  • At the same time heat a frying pan and cut the chorizos ​​and sausages into thick slices.
  • Cut the meat into medium cubes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown the chorizo, continue with the sausage and reserve.
  • In the same hot skillet add the meat, make sure it is sealed.
  • Mix the meat with the chorizo ​​and sausages to let the flavors integrate.
  • Cut the onions into julienne strips and the tomatoes into wedges.
  • Cut the hard-boiled egg into semi-thick segments
  • Finish with the locoto sliced ​​without the vein.
  • To serve, add the meat, the chorizo ​​, and the sausage in a platter. Continue with the fries and mix.
  • Add the onions, tomatoes, egg, and peppers on top.


If you can't find the Bolivian locoto, serve it with your favorite chili pepper.
Calories are an approximation per serving. Each oil and potato absorbs fat differently. Chorizo ​​and sausage also vary in the number of calories they have.