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    Margarita's Cuban Ropa Vieja

    Margarita's Cuban Ropa Vieja. Photo by miamimamas

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    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    miamimamas's Note:

    A unique Cuban dish literally translated as 'Old Clothes' because the finely shredded flank steak resembles a pile of laundry...My favorite Cuban dish to include in the Holidays or just to show off Cuban Cuisine.

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    1. 1
      Brown the flank steak and then transfer to crock pot or deep roast pan.
    2. 2
      Sautee' green peppers and when softened, add onion, and garlic and seaxonings.
    3. 3
      Once softened, add tomatoes. Stir together and pour over flank steak.
    4. 4
      Add red wine to mixture and stir inches Flank steak should now be fully submerged in the sauce.
    5. 5
      Cover and heat to boiling. Reduce afterwards to simmer and cook for an hour, occasionally stirring the Ropa Vieja.
    6. 6
      After an hour, remove the meat from the liquid and let sit for ten minutes.
    7. 7
      Taking two forks, create super stringy strips out of the flank steak by scraping and moving the forks through the meat. The meat will naturally separate into stringy pieces.
    8. 8
      Return the stringy flank steak back to the liquid,.
    9. 9
      Add raisins, green olives and sugar. Simmer covered another twenty minutes.
    10. 10
      Serve on a bed of rice.

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    Nutritional Facts for Margarita's Cuban Ropa Vieja

    Serving Size: 1 (199 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 204.0
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 51.4 mg
    Sodium 46.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 8.4 g
    Protein 16.9 g

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    stuffed green olives

    Sazon Goya seasoning

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