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Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition

Want a colorful and flavorful dish? Let's make a Colombian Bandeja Paisa! Full of flavors and colors, you'll love the combination of avocado, chorizo, bacon, rice, plantain and eggs! Follow our step by step recipe below ↓

Appetizer
1 servings
1 hour
2 hours
Easy

Ingredients

1

For the shredded meat:

Chicharron:

Estimated cost: 6.23 (6.23€/serving)

Materials

  • Saucepan
  • Pan

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Prepare the meat: in a saucepan, add the 2 cups of water with the meat, 1 onion and 1 clove of chopped garlic (add salt and pepper to taste).
    Cook over medium heat with the lid on for about 35/40 minutes, until the meat is tender.
  • Step 2 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    After this time, remove the meat and let it cool before shredding it with forks. Reserve 1 cup of the meat cooking water.
  • Step 3 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Prepare the hogao or tomato-based sauce: in a frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat, then add 1 chopped onion and 1 clove of garlic and brown. Stir occasionally until the onion is translucent. Then add the chopped tomato and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Step 4 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Add the shredded meat and mix well with the tomato-based sauce, add the cup of broth where the meat was cooked. Season with salt and pepper and add the parsley (to taste).
    Cook over low heat for a few minutes.
  • Step 5 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    In a saucepan add 1 cup of water, pork belly, 1 clove of garlic and salt. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove the pork and set aside on a sheet of absorbent paper.
  • Step 6 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    In a pan with enough oil, brown the same slice of pork belly until browned on both sides. Remove and place on absorbent paper to eliminate excess fat.
  • Step 7 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Cut the plantain into thin slices and fry them in the same pan as the pork belly.
  • Step 8 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    In another pan, brown the chorizo.
  • Step 9 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Cook the egg until the yolk is to your liking.
  • Step 10 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Cook the rice. Meanwhile, slice the avocado and reserve the cooked beans in a bowl.
  • Step 11 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Assemble everything by distributing the portions of each element on a large plate.
  • Step 12 - Bandeja Paisa, the Colombian dish full of flavors and tradition
    Add coriander and a little lime to taste and that’s it! Enjoy this delicious Colombian Bandeja ;-)

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Observations:

What should you replace shredded meat with?
You can replace the shredded meat with ground meat or ground beef.

What else can I add as food / preparation to my Bandeja Paisa?
You can add a corn-based arepa and blood sausage to the paisa platter.

How can I store this Bandeja Paisa?
Keep leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 3 days.

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