Ropa Vieja (cuban stew)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 211.2
  • Total Fat: 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.7 mg
  • Sodium: 711.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 25.1 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 - 1 lb. flank steaks, trimmed
    2 medium onions,sliced
    1 large red bell pepper, sliced into strips
    1 large green bell pepper, sliced into strips
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    6 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    3 cups beef broth
    1 Tbsp. tomato paste
    2 bay leaves
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


Heat a large Dutch oven over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 steak to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove steak from pan. Repeat
procedure with cooking spray and remaining steak.

Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, bell peppers, and garlic to pan, cook 7 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in next 5 ingredients; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in vinegar, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook for 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir on broth, tomato paste, and bay leaves. Add steaks; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 1 1/2 hours or until steaks shred with a fork.

Remove steaks from pan; shred with two forks. Stir shredded beef and cilantro into pan. Yield: 8 3/4 cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NELSONX5.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this for my Husband tonight. We loved it. Very tasty. Served over brown rice. And corn and squash on the side. - 3/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is super great! It is espeically good served over brown rice to soak up all the broth. Great flavor! - 5/11/08

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  • This was great! I've trying various ropa vieja recipes since we lived in Key West 30 years ago, and this is the best. Served with brown rice and black beans. DH had 2 helpings and was disappointed when I had leftovers for lunch instead of leaving it for him. - 2/21/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty. I will definately be making it again =) - 10/31/08

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