Recipe by Holly B.
"This is a highly nutritious and wonderful Mexican soup, called a 'caldo.' It is too dense to be a soup, and is almost a stew, except the liquid hasn't been thickened. The flavors are deep and rich. I almost never use 'cubed beef' any more, unless it's truly necessary as I think these thin slices are far better. Try this caldo, and you'll see why!"
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vegetable oil for browning
beef round, thinly sliced then cut into 1 inch pieces
medium onion, diced
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
new potatoes, quartered
fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
chopped fresh oregano
1 (14.5 ounce) can
This recipe wasn't my cup of tea, but the rest of the famliy gave it two big thumbs up. It does make a very hearty meal, especially on a cold rainy night. We ate it with grilled sourdough bread. I might making try it again with some more spices added, I just found the flavor to be somewhat weak compared to the way it smelled and I anticipated it tasting.
This is a good dish that needs help to be great. After reading the other reviews, I added 1 tsp. cumin and 1/2 tsp. cayanne pepper to bump up the heat. We also are low carb in our house so I used turnips instead of potato. The overall flavor was great but the meat was tough. If I make it again, I will try it in the crock pot.
I added portebella mushrooms and took out the tomato paste(only cuz I had none). Also added a grill herb mix instead of just the oregano and it turned out amazing!!!!!!! has this deep fresh earthy taste and smell
Wonderful recipe! My husband has eaten two bowls - - - so far! He's on a low cholesterol diet, and this recipe is perfect for that. I added a dash of jalepeno salt for zest. Sure hope there's enough left to freeze!
Very good. Instead of the potatoes I substituted with butter beans for the protein content (and I discovered that I was out of potatoes). It turned out delicious and lower in carbs. I also used beef bouillon instead of broth which added more salt and flavor.
The meat was tough not tender and bland no seasoning , salt and no flavor. The "soup" was more like eating a bowl of tomato sauce. The onions and garlic were barely existent. The red wine did nothing for the flavor.
This is really good!! I read the reviews and decided to try adding some fresh cilantro to spice it up. The cilantro gave it the perfect taste. I will certainly make this again.
This wa a great base recipe, my husband raved about it and commented that we could add different spices to change the mixture i.e. add curry powder and serve with naan. I served this with the Light Oat bread from this site to mop up all of the stew.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beef Caldo with Spinach
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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