Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 4

    pounds chuck or arm roast, well marbled

  • Olive oil for browning

  • Flour for dusting meat

  • 1

    green pepper chunked

  • 1

    onion sliced

  • 5

    cloves garlic chopped

  • SAUCE

  • 2

    onions, chopped

  • 4

    cloves of garlic, mashed with 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2

    green peppers, chopped

  • Olive oil (for sautéing)

  • 4

    ounces tomato paste

  • 1

    (32-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2

    tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1

    cup red wine

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

Do not trim excess fat from meat before cooking! (You can remove the fat when you shred the beef.) Salt and pepper the meat and lightly dust with flour. Brown the meat in oil in a large Dutch oven. Add enough water to surround the meat, but NOT cover it. Add chunked green pepper, sliced onion, and garlic. Simmer, covered, until meat is fork tender, about two hours. (Add more water as necessary to keep from burning!) Remove from heat and cool. Discard vegetables. Shred the meat. Sauté onions, garlic and green pepper in oil in the same pan you cooked the meat in until limp. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, cumin, red wine and bay leaf. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low for about 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf and serve with rice.


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