Ropa Vieja

  • Barbawana Posted: 02/12/09
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    This was great! Didn't care for it with corn tortillas but is was fantastic with burritos! I made it as instructed. I think it would also be great if turned into a soup with other goodies added! I will experiement with it this way next!

  • PenelopeRB Posted: 12/12/09
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    Tasty! This is quite easy to make and flavorful. I brought it to a party and served it with warmed, quartered flour tortillas. I used grass fed beef and I think that resulted in the need for a longer cook time; it was over two hours. I let it cool completely then reheated it (with the meat shredded in the liquid). I think this contributed to further tenderness and more complete flavors in each bite. It got good reviews from other guests and the host wanted to keep all the remainder so I'd say it was a success.

  • preycroft12 Posted: 07/18/09
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    Today is my mother's birthday and her favorite dish is Ropa Vieja, I had never made it before but I decided to surprised her. This recipe is very good, almost at the end of the cooking time I added 1/2 cup of white wine and the result was fantastic!! I will definitely make it again. I served the Ropa Vieja with white rice and maduros (fried ripe plantains) to make a balance of sweet and savory.

  • Texaninswiss Posted: 10/07/11
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    This was a good one for dinner. I would serve it as a starter for dinner parties.

  • koriander Posted: 01/30/12
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    This was easy to make, and I followed the recipe except I accidently used sherry cooking wine instead of sherry vinegar. I am not sure if that made a difference in the flavor - my husband and I thought it was too bland. It had a lot of broth, so I served the meat with the sauce over rice. I would try another version of this recipe before trying this one again.

  • PeteSoup Posted: 01/31/13
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    My family and I really enjoyed this stew; the recipe is a keeper. It took some time, but not so much that I was limited to a weekend or special occasion. I just whipped it up on a Thursday evening. For once, I didn't alter the recipe much. All we did was add some grated cheese on top because that's what we do. The one request my wife made is that next time I don't add any olives. Personally, I liked them. I served the dish all by itself and it did great on its own. The recipe is easy to follow and execute.

  • fotoop2 Posted: 02/11/14
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    This was really tasty. Made it without the olives, and used white wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar, and it worked out great. Served it over brown rice and with a side of sweet potatoes for a healthy dinner for the family!

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