Calentado (A Colombian Breakfast)
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- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 green onions, minced (green portions reserved for garnish)
- 2 large tomatoes, diced
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 cups red kidney beans, cooked
- 4 cups rice, cooked
- 1 cup sofrito sauce (use hogao from above recipe)
- cilantro, chopped
- 1 lb pork loin, sliced thin
- 4 chorizo sausages (or any sausage, like Italian or breakfast)
- 4 morcilla sausage (blood sausage or use any other sausage you like)
- 8 eggs, scrambled
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Prepare the hogao by heating 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Cook onions until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the tomatoes break down and are kind of mushy, about 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat vegetable oil over low heat, then add rice and beans, stirring often to prevent sticking.
- Once hogao is prepared, stir one cup into the rice and beans, season with salt to taste.
- Once heated through, stir in cilantro.
- Prick chorizo (or other sausage) with a fork in several places.
- Place chorizo in a skillet, half covered with water; cook, turning several times, until water boils out.
- Add morcilla (or other sausage) and brown all the sausages in the fat left in the pan from the chorizo.
- While the sausages are cooking, scramble the eggs, and cook the pork loin, separately, in butter.
- Serve with extra hogao (this recipe makes extra), chopped cilantro, lime wedges (delicious on the pork loin); also arepas and queso fresco; and hot chocolate, to drink.
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