Rick's Caribbean Ropa Vieja


"A touch of sweetness from the Caribbean gives a new flair to the standard Ropa Vieja (Cuban Meat Stew). Serve with rice."


1 h servings 571 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 571 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 45.6 g
  • 70%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 397 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and mushrooms until lightly browned. Place flank steak in the skillet, and brown on all sides. Pour in the wine. Reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 30 minutes, or until meat is very tender. Remove meat, shred, and return to skillet.
  2. Pour coconut milk into the skillet. Mix in sour cream, coconut flakes, brown sugar, allspice, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until heated through.
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  1. 23 Ratings


MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH GOOD!!! I prepared in the crockpot (slow cooker) combined all liquids and poured over meat. Cooked on low for 8 hours - while at work. Came home to the most delicious re...

I made the recipe exactly as printed. It was way too sweet for me. I would advise using unsweetened coconut and only half as much, reduce or eliminate the brown sugar, use only half as much coco...

This was great. I threw everything in the crockpot for 7 or 8 hours and then served it over rice. Yum!

Super! My husband and guests raved about this one! I followed this recipe exactly as suggested except added the toasted, flaked coconut to the rice. I used Basmati rice and cooked it in half ...

this was sweet with a small kick, delicious and incredibly easy to make. creates lots of sauce to serve over rice. i seared then used the crockpot and only about half of the shredded coconut. ...

This was good but not knock my socks off good. It tasted a little flat--something was missing. As one of the reviewers said, the color is a little unappetizing. I didn't find it too sweet. O...

I'm afraid I have to give this one 2-thumbs down. The color wasn't very appetizing and the flavor was worse. I've been on the South Beach diet for the past 2 weeks and this recipe looked like ...

not bad. sweet tasting.

This was tasty and easy! Good for a cozy meal or a large party! My husband and my guests gave it two thumbs up!