Caldo De Res


  • 1 pound beef shank
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 fluid ounces fresh lime juice


  1. In a large pot over low heat combine the beef, tomato, potatoes, onion, carrots, cabbage, garlic, 5 teaspoons cilantro, salt and cumin. Add water to cover and stir well. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove lid, stir, and simmer for another hour with lid off. Serve hot. Just before eating, squeeze in fresh lime juice to taste and sprinkle with remaining cilantro.Mo

Modifications:  I wait and add the chopped cabbages & cilanto along with corn on the cob about two hours before dinner.

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