Ropa Vieja

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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