Chivito is the name of a sandwich-style national dish in
Uruguay, and consists primarily of churrasco
beef, bacon, mayonnaise, black or green olives, mozzarella and tomatoes, served
in a bun with a side of french fries.
Other ingredients might be added into the sandwich such as
fried and/or hard eggs, red beets, grilled or pan fried red peppers, pickles and
The Canadian Chivito (in Spanish Chivito Canadiense) is a variation of the
sandwich, with the addition of Canadian bacon.
Although generally served as a sandwich, the chivito can also be served as a
chivito platter (in Spanish Chivito al Plato). The dish would be prepared as an
open sandwich, without the bread. The dish is generally served with Russian
salad and/or French fries.