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Abuelita's Ropa Vieja

MAY 2009

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cook time:45 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless beef brisket or flank steak, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Margherita Smooth Pasta Sauce*
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or water
  • 3 teaspoons Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 1 cup water


Season brisket with 2 teaspoons Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon.

Heat oil in 6-quart saucepot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and brown brisket. Remove brisket and set aside.

Cook green peppers in same saucepot, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add brisket. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 3-1/2 hours or until brisket is tender.

Remove from heat. Remove brisket and cool slightly. Shred brisket with two forks, then return to in sauce mixture; heat through. Serve, if desired, over hot cooked rice.

Preparation time: 15 Minute(s)
Cook time: 45 Minute(s)


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