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Recipe For Caldo De Res

recipe for caldo de res

As a professional writer and food enthusiast, I am excited to share with you my recipe for caldo de res. This traditional Mexican soup is hearty, flavorful, and perfect for a comforting meal on a chilly day.

Recipes Information

  • Prep times: 20 minutes
  • Cook times: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Soup
  • Recipe Cuisine: Mexican
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.8/5


  • 2 lbs beef shank
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the beef shank and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  2. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the water, diced tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Add the potatoes and carrots, and continue to simmer for another 30 minutes.
  5. Add the zucchini and cabbage, and simmer for an additional 30 minutes or until all vegetables are tender.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.


Nutrition Information Amount per Serving
Calories 290
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 310mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 29g


  • Q: Can I use a different type of meat instead of beef shank?
  • A: Yes, you can use other cuts of beef such as brisket or chuck roast.
  • Q: Can I use chicken instead of beef?
  • A: Yes, you can use chicken thighs or breasts instead of beef.
  • Q: Can I add other vegetables to the soup?
  • A: Yes, you can add other vegetables such as corn, celery, or green beans.
  • Q: How long can I store the soup in the refrigerator?
  • A: You can store the soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Q: Can I freeze the soup?
  • A: Yes, you can freeze the soup in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


To make the soup even more flavorful, you can add some dried oregano, bay leaves, and cumin to the broth.

If you want a thicker soup, you can add some cornstarch or flour to the broth.

This soup is perfect for meal prep as it can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for later consumption.