“A Chacarero is a traditional Chilean Sandwich. It begins with homemade bread, that we bake fresh daily. The main ingredient is either tender grilled steak or chicken or both). Then with your main ingredient, we add steamed green beans, giving it that authentic Chilean touch, Muenster cheese and fresh tomatoes. To that we add an avocado spread, salt, pepper & our secret hot recipe to complete the sandwich. Of course any ingredient can be omitted, just let us know!”
The manfriend has been telling me about Chacarero for some time now. The exchange pretty much goes like this “we had Chacarero for lunch, it was soooo good. You should go there someday… when you don’t have to work, because they aren’t open on weekends.” Hmmph.
This time was different though, upon his return he handed me this crumpled paper bag and inside I found my first and certainly not last Chacarero sandwich.
A little bit closer, so you can read the mouth-watering description for yourself. (And see what remains of my self-done manicure… yes, that’s glitter. I have no shame.)
I reheated the sandwich in the toaster oven. I assure you it wasn’t
burnt deeply toasted upon receipt, I just got distracted while it was heating up. To be honest, it didn’t compromise the taste of the sandwich one bit (I can say this because I ate the other half lightly toasted tonight). And yes, you read that right. This is only half of the sandwich. It’s literally the size of my head. Okay, maybe my head is a little bigger but I do have a good size dome.
You can see the layers of the sandwich in this photo. I’m drooling again.
And here, at last… isn’t it beautiful? Green beans on a sandwich is so unusual yet so awesome. They give each bite a nice crunch. Want. More. Now.
There are two locations in Boston (addresses on the bag). So if you work in the city, go get one and bring one to me too. Please and thank yas.
Have you ever had Chacarero? What’s the strangest ingredient you’ve ever had on a sandwich?