Bandeja Paisa is considered to be the national dish of Colombia. Click on the word if you want to hear how you pronounce it Bandeja Paisa It originates from the Antioquia region of Colombia in the north-west of the country. Paisa is a shortened name for Paisano which describes the countrymen from this old part of Colombia.
This very high calorie platter or tray of food would have been an individual serving and probably the only meal of the day. It is hearty to say the least and contains several components individually placed on tray, the English translation of Bandeja is tray or platter. So here you have Bandeja Paisa.
Please note the highlighted components below have individual recipes all you need to do is click on the link to get the individual recipes. The Bandeja Paisa is typically also served with steamed white rice, avocado slices, a fried egg, chorizo or morcilla, and lime wedges in addition to the items listed below.
Arepa (Colombian cornbread recipe)
Hogao (Colombian Salsa recipe)
Red Beans (Colombian beans recipe)
Powdered Beef (Colombian beef recipe)
Chicharrones (Colombian fried pork belly recipe)
Fried Plantains (Colombian fried plantains recipe)
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Bandeja Paisa (A Feast on a platter)
- Colombia Red Beans
- White Rice
- Powdered Beef
- Chorizo fried
- Chicharrones Fried pork belly
- Fried Plantains
- Sliced Avocado
- Fried egg
- Arepa Cornmeal bread
- Hogao Colombian Salsa
- 2 limes
Put all the ingredients on a tray or platter (see picture) and serve!