Cuban Ropa Vieja recipe

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 521.7
  • Total Fat: 27.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.9 mg
  • Sodium: 269.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 33.3 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 1/2 lbs flank steak, cut in strips
    5 tablespoons oil
    2 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic or 5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 large onion, diced
    1 green pepper, diced
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
    1 cup water
    6 servings brown rice
    6 ounces sofrito sauce

    Sofrito Sauce:
    21 cherry tomatoes, chopped
    2 green peppers, chopped
    2 large onions, chopped
    8 to 10 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 or 2 bay leaves
    touch of ground cumin
    touch of dried oregano
    3/4 cup Sherry, or to taste
    4 Tbsp olive oil
    Salt to taste (optional)


Heat 3 tbsp. oil in skillet on medium, brown meat on all sides. Remove from skillet, add remaining oil to skillet, stir in garlic, onion and green pepper and cook until translucent. Stir in black pepper, browned meat, tomato sauce, water and sofrito. Simmer until meat is tender and shreds easily, about 1 hour. Serve on top of rice.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MELSKI1129.

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