Chilean Salmon Chacarero Sandwich – A Classic of Chilean Culture

Serves 4 | Ingredients | Preparation

A Chacarero is a traditional Chilean sandwich usually made with beef (churrasco) or pork (lomito) served on a round roll with tomatoes, thinly sliced green beans, sliced ripe tomato, a healthy dollop of mayonnaise, and dusting of Merken chili pepper. It is one of the many varieties of sandwich served in Chilean Fuentes de Soda, or Schoperías restaurants – the equivalent to an American diner or “greasy spoon.”


  • 4 – 2 ounce Salmon Fillet Portions – skinless, boneless (disks shaped if possible) (cut ¾ inch think with circle cutter same size as bun)
  • 1/4 ounce Merken Pepper (or Chipotle Pepper Powder) Salt, Pepper as needed
  • 1 ounce Olive Oil
  • 4 Slider Buns (1.25 ounce each – 2.5 inch in diameter)
  • 4 Tomato Slices (ripe, round, same size as bun) (fully cooked until tender, julienne lengthwise, seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 2 ounces Mayonnaise (1/2 ounce per sandwich)
  • 4 ounces Guacamole Mayonnaise (1 ounce per sandwich)
  • 4 ounces Green Beans, blanched and cut julienne

Method of Preparation

  1. Dust salmon fillet with Merken (or chipotle) pepper, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Sear salmon in non-stick pan over medium heat on each side until golden brown (approximately 90 seconds per side). These may be broiled if easier. Set aside to cool.
  3. To serve, place sliced tomato on bottom bun, add cooked, cooled, salmon disk on top of tomato, add mayonnaise, guacamole, julienne green beans, and bun top.
  4. Serve at room temperature – Enjoy this bite of Chilean culture.

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