Rustic Beef Caldo

Caldo = soup. This recipe = delicious! Chockfull of tender beef, vegetables and a rich broth, this will warm up any cold day.

  • 3
    hrs
  • 6
    SERVINGS
  • 320
    Cal
  • 39 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds beef Shank Cross Cut, cut 1 to 1-1/2 inches thick
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 5 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
  • 2 medium ears corn, husked, cut into 3 pieces each
  • 1/2 pound small red-skinned potatoes, cut in half or left whole if small
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium zucchini or Mexican zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

Cooking:

  1. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown beef shanks, in batches, on all sides. Pour off drippings.

  2. Return beef to stockpot. Add water, broth, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until beef is fork-tender.

  3. Add cabbage, corn, potatoes, onion and carrots to stockpot; return to a simmer. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Add zucchini and tomatoes; simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  4. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

319 CALORIES

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3g SAT FAT

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39g PROTEIN

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5.1 mg IRON

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11.5 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 319 Calories; 10 Calories from fat; 10g Total Fat (3 g Saturated Fat; 4 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 81 mg Cholesterol; 1141 mg Sodium; 19 g Total Carbohydrate; 4.8 g Dietary Fiber; 39 g Protein; 5.1 mg Iron; 7.8 mg Niacin; 0.7 mg Vitamin B6; 3.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 11.5 mg Zinc; 32 mcg Selenium.

This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium.

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