• 150minutes
  • 701calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Cellulose
VitaminsA, B2, B3, B9, B12, C, D, E, P
MineralsZinc, Copper, Natrium, Fluorine, Silicon, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 lbs beef shank , bone-in

  2. 1 medium white onion, finely diced

  3. 1 cup chopped onion , for garnish

  4. 1 tablespoon salt

  5. 1 tablespoon pepper

  6. 12 ounces beef stock

  7. 12 ounces stewed tomatoes

  8. 4 ears corn

  9. 4 baking potatoes , unpeeled

  10. 2 chayotes (may substitute zucchini)

  11. 6 carrots

  12. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro , plus extra for garnish

  13. water

  14. 1 head cabbage

  15. 1 limes or 1 lemon , cut into wedges

  16. corn tortilla , for garnish

  17. sliced jalapeno, for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Chop the beef shank into large chunks, keeping some attached to the bone.

  2. Sauté the beef chunks with the chopped onions, salt, and pepper.

  3. After the beef is browned, add the beef stock and the stewed tomatoes.

  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer just below the boiling point for about one hour, until the beef is “spoon tender”.

  5. Wash the vegetables thoroughly, then cut each ear of corn and each potato into quarters.

  6. Cut equivalent chunks of carrots and chayote (if zucchini is used, keep pieces bigger as they will cook faster than chayote).

  7. Add the vegetables to the soup.

  8. Chop ¼ cup of cilantro and add it to the mixture, then add water to cover the vegetables and bring the mixture to a boil.

  9. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.

  10. Cut the cabbage into ½ and then into thirds, leaving the stem of the cabbage intact.

  11. Wedge the cabbage chunks into the mixture and simmer for 10 more minutes.

  12. Serve, making sure each bowl contains chunks of all the vegetables.

  13. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon or lime. Serve with heated tortillas.

  14. Caldo de Res is accompanied by chopped sides of onion and cilantro which may be added according to taste.


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