How to Prepare Any-night-of-the-week Ropa Vieja (Cuban Style Stewed Shredded Beef)

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Cuban beef stew is made with flank steak, shredded and added to a homemade tomato sauce. It's beyond flavorful and always reminds me of my childhood. We call Cuban beef stew – ropa vieja.

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To begin with this recipe, we have to prepare a few components. You can cook ropa vieja (cuban style stewed shredded beef) using 25 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.

The ingredients needed to make Ropa Vieja (Cuban Style Stewed Shredded Beef):

  1. {Make ready of For efficiency, make sure to put the beef on the stove to boil before you start your knifework.
  2. {Make ready of To boil the beef:.
  3. {Get 2.5-3 pound of chuck roast cut into roughly 8 equal pieces (you can also use skirt or flank).
  4. {Get 1/2 of medium onion, cut in half.
  5. {Take 4 of smashed garlic cloves.
  6. {Get 1 of carrot, cut in thirds.
  7. {Make ready 1 of celery stalk, cut in thirds.
  8. {Make ready 5 cups of water, or enough to cover by about ½ an inch.
  9. {Make ready of For the rest:.
  10. {Make ready 2 Tablespoons of oil (olive or vegetable).
  11. {Take half of a medium onion, cut into ¼” strips vertically.
  12. {Make ready 1 of red bell pepper, halved, cored, and cut into ¼” strips vertically.
  13. {Get 1/2 of green bell pepper, cored and cut into ¼” strips vertically.
  14. {Get 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and rough chopped.
  15. {Prepare 1/4 cup of green pitted olives, cut into thirds or quarters.
  16. {Take 1 teaspoon of cumin.
  17. {Prepare 1 teaspoon of oregano.
  18. {Get 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
  19. {Get 2 of bay leaves.
  20. {Make ready 1 1/2 Tablespoons of tomato paste.
  21. {Prepare 1 (15 oz.) of (or so) canned tomatoes.
  22. {Prepare 2 cups of boiling liquid.
  23. {Take 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt.
  24. {Get 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
  25. {Get 1/3 cup of frozen peas (optional).

Transfer the beef to the slow cooker and add all remaining ingredients (reserve half a lime for squeezing into cooked stew when serving). Just prior to serving squeeze the remaining lime juice over then spoon into warmed bowls and serve. Ropa Vieja means "old clothes" in Spanish. Old clothes tend to be shredded and so is the beef in this stew, hence the name.

Instructions to make Ropa Vieja (Cuban Style Stewed Shredded Beef):

  1. Put the beef, the ½ onion, carrot, celery, and four garlic cloves in a 4 or 5 quart Dutch oven, pour in the water, cover the pot, and place over high heat, until the meat comes to a rolling boil (about 15 to 20 minutes). Then turn the heat down to medium, keeping the pot completely covered, and continue to boil the beef for another 40 to 50 minutes, or until the thickest part of the largest piece of beef is very easily pierced with a fork..
  2. While the beef is boiling, do all your knifework and set aside. When the beef is boiled, remove all the pieces from the liquid and cool for at least 20 minutes or while you prepare the base of the stew. Save 2 cups of the liquid in a mixing bowl or other container. You can discard the rest, or save it, like I do, to use as soup or sauce stock..
  3. In your Dutch oven, bring 2 Tablespoons oil up to slightly higher than medium heat and saute your onions, peppers, and garlic for 3 or 4 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and begin to wilt..
  4. Add in the cumin, oregano, black pepper, and bay leaves and stir to distribute evenly. Then add in tomato paste, canned tomatoes, boiling liquid, 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, and ½ teaspoon sugar, and stir to completely dissolve the tomato paste into the liquid. At this point, your beef should be ready to shred. Remember the turn the heat off while you shred. :).
  5. Loosely shred all the beef (it doesn’t have to be a fine shred, unless you insist on it that way, but it is a little more work. Besides, the simmering will continue to separate the meat fibers a little more.) and put into pot with the stewing liquid. Turn the heat up to medium high and stir to incorporate thoroughly..
  6. With the pot covered, bring the Ropa Vieja up to a rolling boil for about 2 minutes (should take 7 to 8 minutes), uncover, stir a couple of times, turn the heat down to medium and simmer, fully covered, for another 15 minutes, stirring a couple of times halfway..
  7. Remove the lid and simmer the ropa vieja for another 10 to 12 minutes, stirring a couple of times halfway through to ensure everything is evenly cooked. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning if needed..
  8. Remove from heat and let cool for at least 15 minutes (this will give the flavors time to set and the sauce time to thicken). If you’re adding frozen peas, right after you cut the heat is when you would fold them in. Adding them in at the end helps them retain their texture and color better..
  9. Buen provecho! :).

Sesame Fried Chicken Bites This kind of dish is perfect for the slow cooker. Cuban Ropa Vieja is tender beef that's slow cooked in a savory broth with wine, tomato sauce and Latin spices, then shredded to look like rags, hence the name. This recipe can be made in a slow cooker or instant pot (instructions below)! I'm a HUGE slow cooking fan, and this was one of the first recipes I made when I got my first slow cooker. Cuban Shredded Beef – Ropa Vieja.

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