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Spanish Beef Main Course Recipes

The Spanish eat "ternera" or veal often, and meat from mature cattle is not as common. In Spain soups, stews and casseroles flavored with beef ribs or sprinkled with small beef cubes or meatballs, called "albondigas" are enjoyed year round.

Asturian Beef and Vegetable Stew Recipe - Ternera a la Asturiana
Bite-sized beef chunks are simmered, along with leeks, carrots, turnips and onion to create a savory beef stew to satisfy and warm you from the inside out.

Easy Spanish Veal in Leek Sauce Recipe - Redonda de Ternera en Salsa de Puerro
Brown veal or beef sirloin steaks are smothered in a simple sauce made with leeks, carrots, and white wine. This Spanish main course takes only about 30 minutes to prepare. Served with home-fried potatoes, it's a great dinner for a week night.

Madrid Beef Stew Recipe - Estofado de Ternera Madrina
Stews are a popular and traditional Spanish dish. Although this stew recipe is from the Madrid region in central Spain, similar dishes are served from Madrid northward to Navarra and Cantabria. Chunks of beef are simmered with onions, garlic and peppercorns in white wine until tender. A touch of vinegar gives the sauce a tangy flavor and...

Meat Stuffed Red Peppers - Pimientos Rellenos de Carne
The Spanish love peppers and prepare them in many different ways. This recipe uses ground meat as the stuffing for roasted peppers. They are breaded and fried, then accompanied by a rich-tasting onion sauce.

Catalan Beef Stew Recipe - Estofado de Rez a la Catalana
This recipe for Catalan Beef Stew or "Estofado de Rez a la Catalana" is easy and has a unique flavor, due to a surprise ingredient - chocolate! Serve it over a bed of white rice for an unusual and tasty stew this winter.

Breaded Beef Fillets with Garlic - Filetes Empanados, con Ajo
Breaded Beef Fillets with Garlic is an easy Spanish recipe and a tasty and quick main course for dinner. Try this recipe tonight with home fried potatoes and a fresh green salad and you'll see why so many Spanish cooks have made this a standard dinner!

Carne de Vaca con Tomate - Beef Tomato Stew
Tender chunks of beef cooked in tomatoes, onion, garlic and red peppers. Although you might think of this as a wintery beef tomato stew, it is a great dish for any time of year. Serve with home-fried potatoes

Albondigas con Salsa de Perejil - Meatballs with Parsley Sauce
Meatballs in a simple, yet rich-tasting sauce made from beef broth, parsley and walnuts. What a great main course for any day of the week, regardless of the season! We recommend serving these delicious meatballs and sauce with home-fried potatoes or lots of crusty bread to soak up the sauce. These meatballs also make a good "tapa."

Carne Gobernada - Asturian-Style Beef in White Wine Sauce
"Carne Gobernada" is a typical dish from Oviedo, capital of Asturias. It is a traditional main course, prepared by very slowly cooking the chunks of beef in onions and white wine until they are tender. Depending on the cut of beef, this might take as little as 40 minutes or as long as an hour, but the resulting dish is definitely worth the...

Spanish Oxtails Step-by-Step Recipe - Rabo de Toro
Oxtails in a rich sauce of carrots, onions, garlic and Spanish sherry makes a delicious main course, particularly for the fall and winter. Serve with home fried potatoes.

Spanish Oxtails with Vegetables in Sherry Sauce Recipe - Rabo de Toro
Oxtails in a rich sauce of carrots, onions, garlic and Spanish sherry makes a delicious main course, particularly for the fall and winter. Serve with home fried potatoes. This recipe uses a pressure cooker to reduce cooking time.

Andalucian Meatballs Recipe - Albondigas a la Andaluza
This simple recipe for tasty meatballs originates in Andalucia, southern Spain. The secret ingredient that gives them a salty touch is diced Serrano ham. The meatballs are then simmered in chicken broth, leeks and diced Serrano ham. It is a Spanish main course for any time of year, and tastes just as good the next day.

Spanish Marinated Beef Kabob Recipe - Brochetas de Ternera
Chunks of beef are marinated in Spanish sweet paprika, garlic and oil, then grilled on the barbecue. When cooked, a zesty dressing is drizzled over the top. Simple and easy, but oh so tasty!

Madrid-Style Tripe Recipe - Callos Madrilenos
Beef tripe, "callos" in Spanish is a very traditional dish in Madrid. "Callos" have been served in taverns and family dining tables for centuries. Like all traditional dishes, there are many variations. Our recipe includes Serrano ham and morcilla (Spanish blood sausage), while others might use ox cheek and a splash of white wine. We've also...

Spanish Ropa Vieja Recipe
Ropa vieja is a class Spanish dish, made with tender beef that can be shredded with the touch of a fork is served with garbanzo beans, sautéed in onions and garlic. Fried eggs, fried green peppers and chunks of fried potatoes can be added to the dish just before serving. Ropa vieja is a hearty dish for the cooler months.

Asturian-Style Beef in White Wine Sauce Recipe - Carne Gobernada
"Carne Gobernada" is a typical dish from Asturias, the principality in the northwestern area of Spain. It is a traditional main course in Oviedo, capital of Asturias, and is prepared by slowly cooking the chunks of beef in onions and white wine until they are tender. This is an updated version of the traditional recipe, made specifically for a...

Spanish Steak, Onion & Three Cheese Pie Recipe - Empanada de Ternera y Tres...
The Spanish enjoy not only traditional empanadas (pies or tarts), but modern adaptations, such as this dish. Narrow strips of steak and three cheeses are baked inside rich puff pastry. This empanada makes a great main course for dinner, as well tasty leftovers.

Spanish Beans with Beef and Tomato Sauce Recipe - Alubias con Carne y Tomate
This recipe combines chunks of beef stew meat and tomato sauce, garlic and white wine with pinto or black beans. It's a great way to use left-overs!

Spanish Beef Stew with Red Wine Recipe - Estofado de Carne con Vino Tinto
Simple Spanish beef stew, full of sweet carrots, onions and garlic. Crushed tomatoes and red wine add a deep color and rich flavor. Pressure cooker instructions included.

Spanish Beef Stew with Vegetables Recipe - Estofado de Carne con Verduras
Easy one-pot meal with beef chunks, vegetables, and potatoes flavored with onions, garlic, peppers and Spanish paprika.

Spanish Stewed Meatballs Recipe - Albondigas Guisadas
A classic, served all over Spain. Meatballs are cooked in a tomato-wine sauce with vegetables. Serve with home-fried potatoes or rice.

Spanish Beef with Peppers & Tomatoes Recipe - Ternera en Pimientos & Tomate
Beef strips sauteed with peppers, onions & tomatoes is like a Spanish version of stir-fry.

Chicken & Beef in Tomato Pasta Recipe
Use leftover grilled chicken, as well as beef in this easy Spanish pasta with tomato sauce.

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