Vaca Frita (Cuban Shredded Beef)

Recipe by EdsGirlAngie
READY IN: 10hrs 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Simmer roast with bay leaves in a Dutch oven on the stove until tender, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
  • Cool at room temperature; reserve cooking water for another use if you wish.
  • When beef is cool, shred and place in a glass container.
  • Combine lime juice, lemon juice and garlic; mix into meat.
  • Season with salt and pepper and marinate overnight.
  • (The sirloin roast is excellent at"soaking up" the juices!) Next day, remove meat from marinade, squeezing excess liquid (if you need to; I normally don't) and fry in a large skillet in olive oil until slightly brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add thin onion slices and parsley and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, until onion is tender and meat is well-browned.
  • Squeeze more lime juice on meat and serve over rice.
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