Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey) Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey)

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"This is a favorite at any Venezuelan get-together from Maracaibo. My mom used to make these Ojos de Buey for almost every party at our home. It is so easy to make that your kids can help."

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Original recipe makes 24 prunes Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    27 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Wrap each prune with one of the pieces of bacon. Thread three of the wrapped prunes onto each skewer. Arrange the skewers on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is crisp, about 12 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
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Dec 17, 2009

Don't be afraid of the prunes! While I'm not a prune fan on an everyday basis, these are amazing! I was eating them like candy at my sister's birthday before she told me what they were. Luckily, as many as I ate, they didn't have the, umm, effect, that prunes are known for. The salty bacon and sweet prune are a perfect combo!

Dec 21, 2009

These are delicious, and a favorite appetizer with my family for all events!! I've been making them for the last 2 1/2 years ever since I had them in Nicaragua and had to have the recipe then and there! They are so simple...it's hard to believe they'd be so good. Make sure you halve the bacon as a whole strip is too much (it doesn't cook up nice and crisp with a whole piece-- I can't really handle "slimy" bacon!). While prunes aren't bad on their own, everything's better wrapped in bacon!


8 Ratings

Aug 06, 2011

So fabulously easy to make, and everyone absolutely loves them. A real crowd pleaser. I used toothpicks. Don't change a thing!

Sep 09, 2009

We had an exchange student one year, a long time ago who made these. We were so surprised at how good they were, and it's so simple you have to try them. Yumm!

Oct 16, 2014

So Easy! But I changed the prune to a date and it was even better!

Feb 27, 2013

Made this for the Dinner and a Movie party, too. The movie was "Dracula: Dead and Loving It." These really did look like eyes of ox. Loved the flavor.

Jan 14, 2013

I loved these. My husband liked them and came back for more. My children ages had mixed reactions but overall they went well. We had them as a treat. The kids thought they looked cool. I think we may add them to our fun Halloween treats.


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  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 324 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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