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Cuban Meat Stew (Ropa Vieja)

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“This meat stew is delicious and easy. A nice change of pace, and it makes the house smell so good. Serve with rice and a salad, or crusty bread. From a Goya cookbook--Best of the Americas-Carribean.”
2hrs 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season steak with Adobo.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil on medium high, brown meat on both sides, remove and keep warm.
  3. Lower heat to medium, add garlic, onion and green pepper, cook-stirring often for about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in black pepper and tomato sauce and cook, stirring often for about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the sofrito, water, sazon and bouillon and bring to a boil.
  6. Return the meat to the pan, cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring it occasionally.
  7. Add in the capers and olives, continue to simmer covered, until the meat is tender and shreds easily.
  8. This should take about 1-1/2 hours.
  9. You can add more water 1/4 cup at a time if the sauce gets too dry.
  10. To serve, shred the meat with 2 forks and mix back into sauce.

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