Rabada Recipe (Brazilian Oxtail Stew)

Rabada Recipe (Brazilian Oxtail Stew)
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This wholesome Rabada Brazilian oxtail stew is one of the most popular dishes in Brazil and amongst the Portuguese. Simple to make, this rabada recipe, Brazilian oxtail stew is made with just a few ingredients, beef oxtail, olive oil, salt. black and white pepper, garlic, red wine, parsley, onion, and topped boiled collards or kale.

Where Does Brazilian Rabada Originate From?

Funny enough, this Brazilian Rabada oxtail stew originates from Europe. The Portuguese in Portugal name it “Sopa de Rabo de Boi” The French, English, Italians, and Germans also have a similar dish. All these cultures brought their spin of oxtail stew recipes to Brazil and since then it’s become a favorite amongst different regions in Brazil.

Rabada With Potatoes (Batata)

Another popular version of this Brazilian oxtail stew is Rabada com batata, meaning oxtail with potato. I have included the potato in the recipe along with the steps just in case you want to try this version.

Rabada With Red Wine (Rabada Com Vinho Tinto)

You will notice this Rabada is made using Red Wine, the Portuguese call this Vinho Tinto. You can substitute the red wine with white wine or if you don’t want to add any wine just replace it with water or beef broth, it’s still gonna taste amazing.

What To Serve Brazilian Rabada Oxtail Stew With?

In this recipe, we are serving the oxtail stew by topping it with simple collards or kale greens, but the options are endless, below are some suggestions.

  • Mash Potato
  • White or Wholegrain Rice
  • Oven Baked Potatoes
  • Brocolli
  • Brusell Sprouts
  • Mixed Vegeatables
  • Green Peas
  • Whole or Babby Carrots

Ingredients For Rabada Brazilian Oxtail Stew:

  • 2 kg of fresh oxtail
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cup of red wine (optional, replace with water)
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minsed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 bushel collard greens or kale
  • 4 potatoes (Batata) washed, peeled and diced) optional

How To Make Brazilian Oxtail Stew (Rabada)

  1. Rinse the oxtail with water, then place into a bowl and season with salt, black and white pepper.
  2. Add oil to an 8-10 liter pressure cooker pot.
  3. Add the olive oil, it should cover the bottom of the pot, Add in the chopped onions and garlic and sautee on medium low heat for about 5-6 minutes.
  4. When you notice the onions begin to caramlize, add the oxtail and stir together, coating the oxtail with the oil mixture.
  5. Add the wine and enough water until it covers the oxtail, I used about 4 cups of water but this might change depending on the dimensions of your pot. After you add the wine and water give the mixture a good stir.
  6. Increase the heat to medium high and cover with pot with the pressure lid, cook for approximetly 35-40 minutes.
  7. If you want to make Rabada with batata (Potatos) then cook the oxtail for 20 minutes then carefully remove the lid and add the potatoes, cover and pressure cook for additional 15-20 minutes or until the oxtail and potatoes are tender.
  8. In the meantime, Add water to a large pot with some salt followed by the collards or kale and cook until softened, about 20 minutes, once cooked set aside.
  9. Once oxtail is cooked and tender, add the tomato paste, parsley and stir together and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. If you noticed the stew broth is low add another cup or two of water.
  10. Serve your Brazilian oxtail stew with some collards or kale.
Rabada Brazilian Oxtail Stew

Rabada Brazilian Oxtail Stew

This wholesome delicious Rabada Brazilian oxtail stew is a classic dish in Brazil. Prepared with simple ingredients and easy to make this Brazilian Rabada makes to the top of one of our favorite Brazilian cusines.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Brazilain, Europian, Portuguese
Calories 800 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 kg of fresh oxtail
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cup of red wine optional, replace with water
  • 5 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 bushel collard greens or kale
  • 4 potatos Batata washed, peeled and diced) optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the oxtail with water, then place into a bowl and season with salt, black and white pepper.
  • Add oil to an 8-10 liter pressure cooker pot.
  • Add the olive oil, it should cover the bottom of the pot, Add in the chopped onions and garlic and sautee on medium low heat for about 5-6 minutes.
  • When you notice the onions begin to caramlize, add the oxtail and stir together, coating the oxtail with the oil mixture.
  • Add the wine and enough water until it covers the oxtail, I used about 4 cups of water but this might change depending on the dimensions of your pot. After you add the wine and water give the mixture a good stir.
  • Increase the heat to medium high and cover with pot with the pressure lid, cook for approximetly 35-40 minutes.
  • If you want to make Rabada with batata (Potatos) then cook the oxtail for 20 minutes then carefully remove the lid and add the potatoes, cover and pressure cook for additional 15-20 minutes or until the oxtail and potatoes are tender.
  • In the meantime, Add water to a large pot with some salt followed by the collards or kale and cook until softened, about 20 minutes, once cooked set aside.
  • Once oxtail is cooked and tender, add the tomato paste, parsley and stir together and bring to a boil stirring occasionally. If you noticed the stew broth is low add another cup or two of water.
  • Serve your Brazilian oxtail stew with some collards or kale.

Notes

Serving Options For Rabada:
  • Mash Potato
  • Oven-baked Potatoes (Batata)
  • Rice (Arroz)
  • Carrots
  • Brussels
  • Brocoli
  • Mixed Veggies
  • Peas
 
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