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Caldo de Res

Rich, full of flavor, hearty and extremely satisfying caldo de res is our favorite soup and an outstanding weekly tradition .
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: caldo de res, mexican soup, soup
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 194kcal


  • 2 lb beef shanks
  • 2 chayotes cubed
  • 2 mini zucchinis cubed
  • 2 medium potatoes cubed
  • 1/2 medium cabbage sliced
  • 2 corn cut in three pieces each
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • ciltantro, avocado, lime, jalapenos for garnish
  • 2 tspn salt (add more to taste)
  • 2 tspn pepper


  • Add water to a large pot (about 6-8 qt). Add beef shanks and simmer over medium heat for about 2 hours, until meat is falling apart and the broth is very rich. Add salt and pepper
  • Now, add corn, potatoes, carrots, onion and chayotes. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, then add zucchinis and cabbage. Let it cook for another10-15 minutes, until very tender.
  • Serve with fresh chopped cilantro, sliced avocado , sliced jalapenos and a dollop of sour cream (optional)


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3087IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg