On a recent to trip to Ecuador, we had lots of great food including the following two dishes:
1. A roasted pork loin with a rich cinnamon/canela gravy (not cream based). The gravy had a very strong cinnamon flavor.
2. A beef dish labeled "goulash" in English. It was chopped braised beef in a green cream-based sauce with dill pickles, small onions, and green olives. An odd combiation and unusual color, but it was excellent!
I'm not sure if these dishes were inventions of these two chefs or if they are found elsewhere in South America. I've searched all over for recipes. If anyone has encountered these or has suggestions on places to look for recipes, I would really appreciate it!!!