The bandeja paisa is a Colombian dish that consists of red beans, rice, egg, and pork belly. In Spanish, bandeja means “tray,” and paisa refers to a person from the Paisa Region, the northwest of Colombia; therefore, “bandeja paisa” can be roughly translated to “Paisa Platter.”
The beauty of bandejas paisas is not only the platter-sized portion, but also the rich sources of protein mingling with the warm rice. Simple and generous, this hearty meal invites the hungry to dig right in and be satisfied. If you love Colombian food, don’t hesitate to give Mi Carreta Restaurant and Bakery a go!