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How to Cook Beef Pata Paella

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 20 mins
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Rice recipe
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 piece beef pata Beef leg
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small head garlic crushed
  • 3 large onions chopped
  • 2 cups California rice
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 2 pieces chorizo Bilbao
  • 4 cups soup stock
  • 1 envelope saffron
  • 1 cup garbanzos
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 2 hardboiled eggs sliced


    How to cook beef pata paella:

    • Clean the pata very well. Boil once and discard the water.
    • Boil the pata a second time with the peppercorns and bay leaf. Simmer till tender for about 3-4 hours.
    • Remove pata, debone and cut into 1/2 inch cubes and set aside. Skim the fat from the stock.
    • In a paellera or large skillet, heat olive oil and sauté garlic and onions.
    • Add rice and cook until it becomes opaque. Add paprika, pata and chorizo.
    • Pour in the stock and sprinkle the saffron over the paella. Season with salt and pepper.
    • Arrange the garbanzos and the red and green peppers on top and cook for 20 minutes.
    • Garnish with sliced hard boiled eggs.