Cuban Ropa Vieja recipe - How to Make Cuban Shredded Beef
Ropa vieja is Cuban national dish. Named "old
clothes" from its look, the exact origin of this meal is a mystery.
A few sites suggest it was brought to Cuba from the Canary Islands,
although no historical references to that exists.
2 1/2 lbs flank steak, cut in strips
5 tablespoons oil
2 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic or 5 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup water
6 ounces sofrito sauce
Heat 3 tbsp. oil in skillet on medium, brown meat on all
sides. Remove from skillet, add remaining oil to skillet,
stir in garlic, onion and green pepper and cook until
translucent. Stir in black pepper, browned meat, tomato
sauce, water and sofrito. Simmer until meat is tender and
shreds easily, about 1 hour. Serve on top of rice.
This recipe serves 6.
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