Authentic Spanish Meat Dishes - Spanish Sabores

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Spanish meat dishes are the epitome of cozy, home-cooked comfort food. Whether they’re made with pork, chicken, or even occasionally beef, these are the recipes that have been simmering away on stoves throughout Spain for centuries.

For those of us who don’t have a Spanish grandmother, no worries—many of these traditional Spanish meat dishes are simple to make at home.

One of the most tender and flavorful meat-based recipes out there is rabo de toro, or bull tail stew (though today it’s usually made with oxtail). My rabo de toro recipe is an easy one-pot recipe that requires minimal prep work, yet is sure to impress every time.

Another excellent option is Spanish beef stew, a recipe you’ll find in every home cook’s repertoire and on the menu at traditional restaurants throughout the country.

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