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Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Cuban Shredded Beef, In 'Three Guys from Miami Cook Cuban

Top Review by Gail11

This is so excellent! We added some hot sauce and crushed pepper because we like spice!!! I would leave out and add individually if serving company! This is a great cookbook and I love the recipes. We only get to Miami for our fix about twice a year!!! Nice to be able to have it at home!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Do not trim excess fat from meat before cooking; you can remove the fat when you shred the beef.
  2. Salt and pepper the meat and dust lightly with flour.
  3. Brown the meat in oil in a big Dutch oven.
  4. Add enough water to surround the meat, but NOT cover it.
  5. Add in green pepper, sliced onion, and garlic.
  6. Simmer, covered, until meat is fork tender, about 2 hours (add more water as needed to keep from burning); remove from heat and cool.
  7. Discard vegetables and shred the meat.
  8. In the same pan you cooked the meat in, saute the chopped onions, garlic, and green pepper in oil until limp.
  9. Add in tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, cumin, wine, and bay leaf; add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Finally, add the shredded beef; cover and cook on low for about 30 minutes, stirring occasinally.
  11. Remove bay leaf; serve hot over cooked rice.

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