As we all know, Colombia is known for their world famous coffee. Their food and drinks are hearty and plentiful. Eggs and meat provide the basis for most meals.
Speaking of Colombian coffee, I know that we talked a lot about Colombian coffee in last week’s Tastetrotting Across The Globe, but I found a video about Colombian Coffee Harvest, so I thought I would share it.
Bistec a Caballo literally means “Steak on horseback” and it has one of the strangest names you can use for a recipe that has nothing to do with horses. Even though the name might be bizarre, it is really easy to make. The ingredients are simple and very popular in Colombia. Bistec a Caballo is steak with a tomato and onion sauce, fried egg, and served over rice. My version of Bistec a Caballo is nightshade friendly, so there are no tomatoes or peppers in my version. But you can always add tomatoes and/or peppers if you would like.
The fried egg is key because it has to be made sunny side up or over easy, because the yolk has to be runny so that it can melt over the sauce and steak to give it a delicious flavor.