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Mexican Ropa Vieja

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“Something from south-of-the-border. Let the meat simmer until it is so tender you can gently pull it apart, then pack it in a tortilla. Spices and mild chiles give it a little heat.”
2hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large flameproof casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, green pepper and garlic; cook until onion is translucent and peppers are softened, for about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in cumin and oregano; cook for about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and broth.
  3. Season steak with salt and pepper. Add steak to pot; cover and bring to simmering. Simmer about 2 hours or until meat is very tender, turning meat occasionally.
  4. Remove meat; let cool briefly. cut across the grain into 2-inch-thick slices. Using two forks, pull slices apart into shreds.
  5. Heat tomato sauce remaining in pot to rapid boiling. Continue to boil, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Add green chiles and corn. Heat to boiling; cook 5 minutes.
  7. Add shredded beef, jalapeno, and cilantro. Heat to boiling. Serve with warmed tortillas.

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