For any Spanish students in Buenos Aires this winter, we encourage you to spend at least one night at home in order to cook a traditional Argentine meal.  We know it is easy to go out to the many trendy and delicious restaurants in the city but creating your own argentine meal and then bringing home the recipe will put a little bit of Argentina back in your home country.

Argentina, and more specifically, Buenos Aires, is largely influenced by Italian culture going back to when thousands of Italians immigrated to Argentina in the early and mid 1900’s. Along with a myriad of other things, the Italians also brought with them their delicious cuisine and for decades Argentines have enjoyed eating like the Italians eat.  Remember, Argentines don’t only bring the ingredients for the food to the table, but they bring the Italian style of dining with friends and family, meaning lots of food, lots of conversation, lots of wine, and lots of people sitting around the table.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ground beef
Bread crumbs

Spaghetti sauce
Tomato sauce
Parmesan cheese

1.    In a large bowl combined all of the ingredients for the meatballs. Once the mixture is mixed, roll the ingredients into a separate balls, and either fry them (in oil) or bake them in the oven for (at 350F).
2.    Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan, and slowly warm.
3.    Cook noodles and set aside.
4.    Put it altogether to enjoy a fantastic Italian dish!