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Rabo de Toro recipe

Rabo de Toro Recipe

Rabo de Toro is a classic dish from Spain that people love to have during winters. It is a traditional recipe that is served across the country. Today, I will show you how it's made.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 243 kcal


  • Pan
  • Skillet
  • Pot


  • 2 ¼ pounds Beef Oxtail (chopped)
  • 5 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Carrots (sliced)
  • 2 Onions (sliced)
  • 5 cloves cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 Leek (sliced)
  • 3 Ripe Tomatoes (quartered)
  • 4 cups Red Wine
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 sprig Thyme
  • 1 cup Beef Bouillon
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Black Pepper and Salt (as per taste)
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour


  • Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan.
  • Now, add in the beef oxtail and cook it properly from both sides for 6 about minutes.
  • In another skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then, toss in the carrots, onions, garlic, and leek.
  • Stir all the ingredients until they get tender for about 6 minutes.
  • In a pot, add the cooked oxtail and vegetable mixture. Then, add wine, thyme, tomatoes, and bay leaves to it and keep stirring.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for about 4 minutes.
  • Now, add 2 cups water along with a bouillon cube, salt, and pepper to it. Cook it over low heat for about 4 hours until the meat becomes soft and separates from the bones.
  • Remember to remove the oxtail out from the mixture.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat. Add flour to it. Keep stirring for about 16 minutes until a paste is formed and the flour becomes a little brownish.
  • Now, add in the stewing liquid and bring it to a boil it. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes until it gets thick.
  • At last, pour the stew over the beef oxtail and serve.



Serving: 100gCalories: 243kcalProtein: 27gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.6gMonounsaturated Fat: 5.9gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 385.9mg
Keyword Rabo de Toro, Spanish, Spanish cuisine
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