I love this dish! Ropa vieja means old clothes in Spanish. The Cubans call this dish old clothes because of the look of the beef after it has been cook. For years I asked my grandmother to teach me and she refused so after trial and error I came up with my own recipe.
Heat 3 Tbsp of cooking oil in a deep skillet on medium heat. Place steak in skillet and brown on all sides and remove.
Add the remaining oil to the skillet with Garlic, Onion and green peppers; cook until the onions are translucent.
Stir in black pepper, meat, tomato sauce, water, and sofrito. Simmer until meat shreds easily. Approx. 1 hour. Server on top of rice.
You can get the recipe for sofrito on my page.
You can also add diced tomatoes if you want something chunkier or sliced green olives with pimientos.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (292g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 204 (56%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 22.7g||30 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.8g||24 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 49mg||15 %|
|Sodium 465.9mg||16 %|
|Potassium 694.4mg||18 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 5.4g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 4g|
|Protein 33.2g||47 %|
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Calories per serving: 363
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