In Reply to: Ropa Vieja (old clothes) posted by Cuban stew very good!! on February 02, 2010 at 08:49:43:
: I found this recipe in my LHJ, tried it and it came out wonderfully. I served it with arroz amarillo (yellow rice). The name comes from the fact that you shred the meat, so, old shredded clothes.
: Ropa Vieja
: Prep: 20 min
: Start to Finish: 5 hr 20 min
: Ropa Vieja
: * 1 tbsp vegetable oil
: * 1-1/2 lbs flank steak, trimmed of fat, cut into 2 pieces
: * 1 large yellow onion, sliced ��-inch thick
: * 1 green bell pepper, sliced ��-inch thick
: * 1 red bell pepper, sliced ��-inch thick
: * 2 cloves garlic, minced
: * 1 28-oz can whole tomatoes
: * 3 tbsp tomato paste
: * 1/4 cup sofrito
: * 1 tbsp sugar
: * 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
: * 1 tsp dried oregano
: * 1 bay leaf
: * 1/2 tsp kosher salt
: * Chopped cilantro
: 1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet, Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add steak and brown well on both sides, about 5 min. Transfer to a 4-qt slow cooker if using, with all remaining ingredients except cilantro. Cook until meat is fork-tender, 10 to 12 hr on low or 5 to 6 hr on high for slow cooker or 3 hr at a simmer on the stove.
: 2. Remove meat; shred and return to stew. Serve with cilantro and beans if desired. Makes 6 servings.
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