Pastel San Pedrino (Cornmeal, Rice and Meat Casserole)

Pastel San Pedrino (Cornmeal, Rice and Meat Casserole)

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Pastel San Pedrino, also known as Torta de San Pedro, is a dish popular in El Huila department of Colombia. This dish is a staple during Las Fiestas de San Pedro (St Peter’s Festival), a religious celebration introduced by the Spanish conquerors. It is usually held in Neiva, the capital of Huila, in late June each year, where you can experience traditional Colombian music, parades and food.

This festival was created to celebrate “The Jura”, an activity of obedience and respect to the King of Spain. Since 1960, Las Fiestas de San Pedro took on a new direction and it was named Festival Folclórico y Reinado Nacional del Bambuco (Folk Festival and the National Bambuco Pageant).


  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1 pound pork loin
  • 1 cup of aliños sauce (see the recipe here)
  • 1 cup of peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cooked
  • 2 cups precooked yellow corn flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese o cuajada
Read the whole recipe on My Colombian Recipes