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Calentao with beef, plantain and arepa

Calentao' (Spanish colombian folk slang for heated) is a Paisa and Antioquia, Colombian cuisine dish made from reheated leftovers including rice,egg, pasta, beans, potatoes and other foods such as arepa, chorizo, and ground beef. It is generally eaten for breakfast and is often accompanied by aguapanela, arepa, coffee , juice or hot chocolate. Depending on the region it can also be served with hogao.[1] It is sometimes referred to as Fríjoles Trasnochaos. A fried egg is usually served on top of the dish and it is called Calentao' "A Caballo" . It is usually eaten for breakfast using some of the night before's leftovers.[2]

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  1. ^ "SABROSAS COMIDAS ANTIOQUEÑAS -PAISAS Y COLOMBIANAS" (in Spanish). Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Calentado July 6, 2009 My Colombian Recipes

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