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Chilean Homemade Jellied Beef Trotters Recipe
Chilean Homemade Jellied Beef Trotters Recipe

Beef trotter jelly is an old preparation introduced to Chile during colonial times and mostly popularized since the mid-19th century, primarily made in the summer.

How to make Beef Trotter Jelly?

Beef trotter jelly is an easily prepared, cost-effective, and very light recipe that can be enjoyed as both an appetizer or a main dish at any time of the year.

Nutritional Information

Category: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 300
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Homemade Beef Trotter Jelly recipe


  • 1 beef trotter
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Freshly chopped parsley


  1. Shave the beef trotter to remove any hair residues, wash it thoroughly, and drain.
  2. Cut the beef trotter into small pieces and carefully place them at the bottom of a pressure cooker, completely cover with water, and add the chopped onion, chopped garlic, oregano, salt, and optionally some herbs of your choice such as rosemary or thyme. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes or until the meat is tender enough.
  3. Add the carrots cut into long pieces or cubes, cover, and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until everything is well-cooked.
  4. Empty the pieces into a pudding mold, chop them into even smaller pieces, remove all the bones, and set aside.
  5. Strain and pour the broth over the meat in the pudding mold, settle and incorporate the chopped cooked vegetables into small pieces, add cilantro and freshly chopped parsley to taste, check seasoning, and gently mix with a wooden spoon.
  6. Distribute the boiled and sliced eggs on the surface, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
  7. Serve the chilled beef trotter jelly alone or accompanied, as an appetizer, or main dish.

Benefits of consuming Beef Trotter

Jelly Beef trotter jelly contains collagen, an important protein for skin, nails, hair health, and joint support. It is a good source of proteins and essential minerals for tissue formation and repair in the body, as well as bone and dental health.

Did you know?

Generally, trotter jellies are made by cooking the extremities of animals such as cattle and poultry, from which collagen protein is obtained.


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