Real Cuban Rabo Encendido (Oxtail Stew)
150 mins (prep 30, cooking 120)
19 ingredients
6 servings
I've seen a few recipes for this dish that are not in any way authentic to the Cuban version. Being that this is my absolute favorite dish and I'm a Cuban-American that's been eating this for as long as I can remember, I thought I'd share my version. Here's the recipe that I and most Cuban families here in Miami use. Of course, some people have their own special igredients, but I assure you that cocoa powder, celery, and chioptle chillies are not used in the traditional Cuban recipe. To me, what gives this dish its unique flavor is the dry cooking wine. I use Edmundo, which is found in just about any grocery store. Also, most people use perssure cookers and can have this done in less than 45 minutes. However, I use my trusty cast iron dutch oven and cook it for the full 2 hours. Niehter method makes a noticable difference in taste, it's just a matter of how much time you have. Hope you like it!

Categories:  stew , cuban , north-american , main-dish , beef , meat , <-4-hours , central-american , caribbean , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (369.99 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 574.35 Calories from Fat 157.5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.5g 161.57%
Saturated Fat 4.84g 145.06%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 3.94mg 7.89%
Sodium 24425.09mg 6106.27%
Total Carbohydrate 94.26g 188.52%
Dietary Fiber 28.17 g 676.12%
Sugars 20.3 g %
Protein 29.59g 355.03%
Vitamin A 3174.66IU% Vitamin C 112.07mg%
Calcium 517.66mg% Iron 12.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooking wine, diced onions, diced green, diced carrot, ground allspice, cooking wine