Ropa Veja (Old Clothes)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 267.3
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,697.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 18.0 g

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Handed down in our family for 70 years. Handed down in our family for 70 years.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 lb flank steak
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 cup chopped onions
    2 cloves garlic
    1/2 cup green peppers
    1 tbsp of cumin powder
    1/2 cup green olives
    1 cup cooking wine or 1 cup beef broth
    1 cup tomato sauce
    Salt & Pepper to taste


Cook flank steak in enough water to cover until tender. Remove and let cool but save the broth. Shred and set aside. In a large skillet pour in the olive oil, onions and green peppers and sauté until tender. Add the garlic and cumin sautéing them on low heat until tender about 2 minutes. Add green olives and tomato sauce cooking them for 2 to 3 minutes, then adding the wine and the broth from the meat. Add the meat back into the skillet, stir and heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook rice as directed. Serve meat over 1/2 cup of rice.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ROSARIVAS.

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night, I really liked the way it came out. The only thing I would change is next time I would use a little less tomato sauce. Thanks for the recipe. - 10/25/10

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is the same way, my grandmother made it as well. Where are you from? If you don't mind my asking? - 4/13/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Been looking for a good recipe for ropa veja. Gracias! - 3/25/08

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very authentic, thanks. - 3/12/08

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    Very Good
    Sounds absolutely delicious can't wait to try it !!! I love spaish food and I'm just learning to prepare it this will definitely be a great first dish to make! And love loved it! - 2/11/13