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Cuban Ropa Vieja

Cuban Ropa Vieja

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    4 h
  • Ready In

    4 h 15 m
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This is great shredded beef served on tortillas or over rice. Add sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro on the side.

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  • Calories:
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 599 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the flank steak on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
  2. Transfer beef to a slow cooker. Pour in the beef broth and tomato sauce, then add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomato paste, cumin, cilantro, olive oil and vinegar. Stir until well blended. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for up to 10 hours. When ready to serve, shred meat and serve with tortillas or rice.
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MIMI1414
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MIMI1414

3/3/2008

This recipe is tasty, but for the purists out there -- Cubans do not eat tortillas, sour cream, cheese, etc. Ropa vieja would be served over white rice, with a side of black beans and fried sweet plantains. =) That's what I recommend -- I'm Cuban! =)

Karen H
334

Karen H

12/12/2006

And 5 more stars too! I made this with a 4 lb chuck roast, doubled all the ingredients and added a LOT more garlic (that's my personal preference, but 2 cloves sounded way too light for this much meat!)The only other change I made was to add 2 packets of Goya sazon and some capers near the end. This recipe is as good as ANYTHING you'll get in a cuban restaurant(even in Miami). Served it with moros y christianos (black beans & white rice) for a really traditional cuban meal. A good squeeze of lime on top is all it needs. do try this..you won't be disappointed!

KKSAND
295

KKSAND

1/6/2007

My husband is Cuban and he loved this dish! As suggested by other reviewers, I increased the amount of garlic. I did add some extra cumin and some salt towards the end to adjust the flavors.

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