Healthy Meal Prep
Pastel de Choclo  Recipe

Pastel de Choclo


Pureed sweet corn blankets a hearty filling of ground beef, chicken, and hard-boiled eggs in this delicious Chilean version of shepherd's pie.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ broiled chicken, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, or to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped Kalamata olives, or to taste
  • 3 (15.25 ounce) cans sweet corn, drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste
  • salt to taste


  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, a pinch of salt, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, and some pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add beef; add remaining salt, paprika, and more pepper. Cook and stir until mostly browned, about 5 minutes. Add chicken, raisins, and olives.
  3. Remove eggs from hot water, cool under cold running water, and peel. Roughly chop and add to the beef mixture. Keep pino mixture warm.
  4. Puree corn with basil in a blender or food processor. Pour into a saucepan over medium heat. Add butter; cook and stir until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in milk, sugar, and salt. Continue cooking until thickened to a paste, about 15 minutes more.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Spread pino into a baking dish. Cover with the corn paste. Sprinkle a little sugar on top.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Pastel de Choclo

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 434.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 54 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 15 %
fat: 33 %
saturated fat: 35 %
cholesterol: 40 %
vitamin a iu: 8 %
niacin equivalents: 75 %
vitamin b6: 23 %
vitamin c: 6 %
folate: 22 %
calcium: 8 %
iron: 18 %
magnesium: 17 %
potassium: 14 %
sodium: 39 %
thiamin: 12 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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