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Yaroa is one of the best Dominican street foods you will ever taste. This Dominican staple dish is made by topping crunchy French fries with beef, chicken, or pork, cheddar, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup. Typically, Yaroa is eaten after enjoying the local nightlife, but you can easily enjoy Yaroa at home for a weekend dinner. After all, it is a delicious filling meal that takes about 30 minutes to make. Plus, it's perfect for picky eaters and kids since most children love French fries. So gather your ingredients and equipment and treat your family to a flavorful Dominican meal.   

What is yaroa de carne?

Yaroa de Carne is a Dominican dish consisting of fries, ground beef, tomato sauce, cheese, mustard, mayonnaise, and ketchup.   

How to make yaroa de platano maduro?

Yaroa de Plantano Maduro is a Dominican dish consisting of mashed plantains, beef filling, cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.   

How many calories is a Yaroa?

There are 540 calories in each serving of Yaroa.   

How many carbs is Yaroa?

 Each serving of Yaroa has 19 grams of carbs.   
Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4 persons


For the chicken filling:
For assembly:


For the chicken filling:
Preheat the oven to 400 °F.   
pre-heating the oven
To a large skillet, add the olive oil and set it over medium-high heat.   
Adding olive oil
Add the onions and bell peppers and cook them for 3-4 minutes until softened.   
Sautéing  onion & bell peppers
Add the garlic and cook it for 1 minute.   
Sautéing the garlic
Add the ground chicken and cook it for 8-10 minutes, breaking it into smaller pieces until it is no longer pink.   
Cooking the ground chicken
Add the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and cook it for 5-10 minutes until it is heated.   
Adding sauce & seasonings
Add the French fries to a baking sheet lined with foil paper and spread them into an even layer.   
Preparing French fries
Bake the French fries for 10 minutes, then turn them over and bake them for an additional 10 minutes until the French fries are crispy and golden brown. 
Cooking French fries
For assembly:
In a plate, spoon the ground chicken mixture over the fries topping it with both types of cheese.   
Prepare French fries and ground chicken mixture
Top with the ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard before serving.
Serving the Yaroa

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