Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe uses traditional Caribbean ingredients and seasonings. You can either use ox tails or beef back ribs for the meat (both inexpensive cuts). I use frozen "Sancocho Ajiaco" vegetables made by La Fe. It consists of large dice yautia, green plantain, yuca (cassava), pumpkin, and corn on the cob. Using fresh vegetables will not affect cooking time significantly. This recipe contains both pressure cooker instructions and conventional stove-top.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using a Dutch oven or pressure cooker (depending on your preferred method), brown oxtails or beef ribs in oil, over medium high heat, until well browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add onions, bay leaves, thyme, cloves, and water; cover and cook until meat is tender, 2 1/2 hours, over low heat in a Dutch oven on the stove-top or 1 1/2 hours in the pressure cooker.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except salt and pepper) and cook an additional 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender and meat is falling off the bone.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and sazon (if using) to taste.
  5. Serve hot.