Community Recipe
from [robinarroyave]

Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes)

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 - 2 1/2 pound(s) flank steak
  • 2 cube(s) chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup(s) vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, large sliced
  • 1 green pepper, large seeded and sliced
  • 1 (16-oz) can(s) tomato sauce
  • 3 clove(s) garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Accent
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup(s) dry sherry wine
  • 1 (2-oz) jar(s) pimientos
  • 1 (8 1/2-oz) can(s) green peas


1. In a large saucepan place the flank steak and add water until the meat is

covered. Add 2 chicken broth cubes. Boil for 2 hours or until meat is

tender at medium-low heat. Remove meat from broth and let cool. Strain broth and save for other uses.

2. Cut the flank steak in two or three parts. Shred meat.

3. In a large saucepan heat the oil at medium heat. Add crushed garlic and

sauté with onions and peppers. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover

and cook over low heat for 20 to 25 minutes stirring to avoid sticking at

the bottom. When ready, place in a serving bowl, Decorate with

pimientos and green peas.

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