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Smoky Beef and Leek Stew
Rating: Unrated
In Rioja, cooks add leeks to their hearty beef stews for a hit of sweetness and acidity, plus pimentón (smoked Spanish paprika) and peppercorns for a layer of spice.Plus: More Beef Recipes and Tips
Chicken Croquettes
Rating: Unrated
Although crisp and creamy croquettes are made throughout much of Spain, cooks in Rioja's wine country are unique in using boiled or Serrano ham mixed with leftovers like roasted chicken. Be sure to let the chicken-and-ham mixture chill completely before forming it into croquettes so they will keep their shape when fried.