Rabo Encendido(Cuban Oxtail Stew)

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Steve P.

Cuban style Oxtail Stew. Recipe courtesy Chef Alex Garcia Food Network

Top Review by zinnesther

Some ingredients not usually found in a Cuban kitchen. I love chipotle, but not in my Rabo encendio,celery?, cajun seasoning?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat oxtail pieces with the flour and Cajun seasoning, and sear them in 3 tablespoons oil and remove from the pan.
  2. Then degrease the pan and deglaze with port and reserve for later use.
  3. In a separate pot caramelize the onions, carrot, celery and peppers, then deglaze with the red wine.
  4. Add the oxtails to the vegetables.
  5. Continue by adding in the tomatoes, chipotle, sherry, bay leaves and thyme and simmer for approximately 3 hours.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

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