Ropa Vieja - Shredded Flank Steak Recipe

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Ropa vieja means "old clothes," which the meat resembles when it is shredded. Stewed with tomatoes, pepper, garlic and onions, ropa vieja is a Cuban favorite.
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Ingredients
  • BOILED INGREDIENTS
  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1/2 onion, divided
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic - small cloves
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 dash cumin
  • SAUTEED INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 poblano chile pepper, seeded - or select intensity desired
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15 ounces can, tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces can, tomato paste
  • 1 cup water that steak was boiled in or 1 can meat broth
  • salt
  • pepper
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
3 hrs
READY IN
4 hrs
  • Place flank steak in large pot with water.
  • Add half of onion, half of green pepper, salt, garlic, and cumin.
  • Bring water to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 2 1/2 hours or until flank steak becomes tender and easily shredded.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cool, remove meat and shred, holding meat with one fork and pulling apart with another fork.
  • Heat olive oil in skillet that is large enough to hold meat.
  • Sauté second half of onion, a minced clove of garlic, second half of chopped green pepper, a seeded chile pepper of choice, (depending on the intensity desired) and saute until onion is translucent.
  • Place shredded swiss steak into the skillet and combine with other ingredients.
  • Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and meat broth mixing into shredded meat.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 40 minutes or so.
  • Serve over bed of cooked rice garnished with peas or use as a sandwich filling.
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