Bandeja Paisa




Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb cargamento beans (or red kidney beans)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Piece of salt pork
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. Add olive oil to a large pot and turn heat to medium. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and cumin. Cover and cook until vegetables soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add beans with soaking water. Water should cover beans by about one inch.
  3. Cook over medium low heat. Once beans start to soften, add salt. Cook until beans reach the consistency you desire.
  4. Carne en polvo

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the beef, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, chopped onion, and chopped garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the beef is browned. Add the tomato and cilantro and cook for another 5 minutes. Let cool slightly. Place the mixture in a food processor and pulse until it turns into fine crumbs. Don’t process for too long, you don’t want to end up with a paste. Re-heat before serving.
  2. Serve the beans, arepa, and carne en polvo with white rice, fried plantain slices, fried pork belly, and avocado. The bandeja paisa is traditionally served with a fried egg on top, I skipped the fried egg this time. Buen provecho!

more: http://onevanillabean.com/2012/03/02/bandeja-paisa/