Ropa Vieja - Cuban "Old Clothes"

6-8
Servings
20m
Prep Time
90m
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In


"The name of this classic Cuban dish may sound strange, but once you see it you'll understand! Bottom line - it's shredded beef in a delicious tomato sauce!"

Original recipe yields 6-8 servings
OK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (361.9 g)
  • Calories 448.9
  • Total Fat - 24.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 139.7 mg
  • Sodium - 356.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.9 g
  • Protein - 46.1 g
  • Calcium - 81.5 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 33.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Place the beef and 1 bay leaf in a large pan. Cover with salted water and cook over low heat, covered, until the meat is tender - about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove the meat from the stock and allow to cool slightly then cut into 2 inch chunks.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over low heat until fragrant, then cook the onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Stir until the onions are tender - about 6-8 minutes. Add the tomatoes, sherry, and the remaining bay leaf. Cook, uncovered, another 15 minutes.

Step 3

When the meat is cool enough to touch, shred it with your fingers. Season with salt and pepper then add it to the tomato mixture. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the bay leaves and pour into a serving dish. Garnish with the pimentos and peas, and serve with white rice.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Related