Toro Bravo (Brave bull)

300 gr of bull or beef
3 onions
4 carrots
1 red pepper
2 ripe tomatoes
1 bay leaf
3 cloves of garlic
black pepper
1 liter of white wine
10 – 12 apples

Place in a saucepan cubed beef with a bit of olive oil and fry 2 minutes. Onions, carrots and tomatoes will go entire. Add also chopped red pepper in little peaces, a bay leaf, peeled and chopped garlic, white wine, a little bit of black pepper and nutmeg. Let cook in a low heat for 1 – 2 hours. Add some water if need it. 

After that time place the carrots, onions and tomatoes in a mixer and grind all. Add the mixture to the saucepan with the other ingredients. Keep cooking for 30 min. Once it is ready, is convenient to break the beef cubes in order to make an homogeneous sauce. 

Meanwhile you can start cooking the apples

Prepare a syrup with water and a couple of tablespoons of sugar. Let it cook for a couple of minutes.

Cut apples into thin slices, place on a baking paper and varnish with the syrup. Next cook at 100 ° for one 40 – 50 min. Turn carefully, varnish and cook for  40 – 50 min on the other side.

Making the tapa: Once both ingredients are ready, place in a serving dish an apple slice, beef sauce, apple slice, beef sauce and apple slice. Just like in the picture. Add some sauce on top and garnish with chopped parsley if you like. 

Share your thoughts