Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey)

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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27 m servings 136 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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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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,...

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

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 a...

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!

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

I'll admit I was nervous, but these are fantastic. I made one batch for a covered dish and 24 wasn't near enough. I had to keep them in the oven a lot longer than 12 minutes. I think if it had f...

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.

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 th...

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