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Ropa Vieja Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laura Grandy
Added: Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 lb flank steak or skirt steak
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, quartered
1 tsp jarred jalepeno pepper, chopped
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cup frozen bell pepper strips
2 cup chopped canned tomatoes

Directions:
Directions:
Season steak with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Add steak and cook 5 minutes, turning once to brown. Add onions and enough water to cover. Cover the saucepan and simmer about 2 hours and 15 minutes, adding water if necessary, ntil meat is falling apart tender.
Remove meat from saucepan. Strain cooking liquid; discard onion. Shred the meat with hands or two forks; set aside.
Heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium high heat. Add jalapeno pepper and spice, cook 30 seconds, stirring, until fragrant. Add pepper strips, tomatoes, 2 cups of reserved cooking liquid and meat, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Mix well; cook 5 to 10 minutes more to heat through.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4

 

 

 

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