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Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
John Cano
Added: Thursday, June 12, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients:
# 2 pounds lean flank steak

Sauce
cup vegetable oil or olive oil
cup red wine
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning blend of herbs and spices
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large red pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 16-ounce can chunky tomato sauce
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
cup flank steak broth

Directions:
Directions:
Directions

Clean the flank steak of fat. Cut in very large pieces. Place in a deep pot covered with the water. Simmer until the meat is cooked through and can be easily pierced with a thin knife. Remove the meat from the broth and allow it to cool. (Save the broth for another use, such as vegetable soup.)

Pound the meat, which breaks any connecting tissue and makes pulling apart easier, then knead each piece of meat with your hands until you can easily shred it in thin, short strips the width of spaghetti.

In a large skillet or Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat. Saute the onion, green and red pepper, garlic, salt, pepper and spice mixture. Add the tomato sauce and simmer 5 minutes.

Add the shredded meat, wine and reserved broth. Simmer, covered, at low heat for 20 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This can be spiced up by adding raisins, sliced olives, and sofrito that can be purchased at the market. Please spice to taste throughout the cooking process.

 

 

 

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