Friday, May 20, 2022

Dd's Ropa Vieja (Braised Cuban Beef/Pork)

Didi says that this is a keeper.

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ROPA VIEJA  (Braised Cuban Beef/Pork)


2 ½ -3 # chuck or pork shoulder, cut into 4 pieces

Garlic salt, freshly cracked black pepper

1 TB olive oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 small yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

6 cloves garlic, chopped

2 TB tomato paste

3 tsp. sweet paprika

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. oregano

1/8 tsp. ground allspice

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

3 c. beef broth, as needed

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced/crushed fire-roasted tomatoes

2 bay leaves

1 c. green olives

2 TB lime juice 

Salt, freshly ground black pepper

3 TB cilantro, chopped

Garnish: lime wedges

Garnish for burritos: lime wedges, cilantro leaves, avocado slices, shredded cheese, flour tortillas


Generously season meat with garlic salt and pepper. 

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat brown meat on all sides in oil. Remove; set aside.  

Into saucepan add onion, and bell peppers.  Cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes Remove half of vegetable mixture; set aside. Add garlic, tomato paste, paprika, oregano, cumin, allspice, and cloves. Stir until fragrant, 1 minute scraping any browned bits. Stir in broth, tomatoes and bay leaves. Return meat to saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Cover; simmer 2-2 ½ hours. 

Remove beef from saucepan. Shred meat with 2 forks; return to saucepan with reserved vegetables, olives and lime juice. Simmer 5 minutes. Check for seasoning; add salt and pepper as needed. For service stir in cilantro.  

Serve over rice with lime wedges, or garnish as desired for burritos. Served 6-8.


Anonymous said...

Looks delicious but too many ingredients for me. Waiting for Dd to open her restaurant. LOL


Chet Colson said...

I love Cuban cuisine. When we visit Florida to see my niece and family in Orlando, we stop at our fave Cuban restaurant called Cafe Pinar, they make the best Cubano ( a Cuban sandwich) . It's the Cuban version of a pressed grill Ham and cheese sandwich with pickles and mustard. There's variations if in different part of Florida; Tampa may use salami. I always complement it with a Cafe Con Leche (Cuban coffee with milk). We've eaten a Cuban stew like Dd's recipe. I can't get enough of Cuban food, and its cheap in Florida.

K and S said...

looks ono!

jalna said...

Izsmom, the list looks too daunting to me too! LOL.

Chet, ho, everything sounds so ono!

Kat, especially all the fixings, yah.

Susan said...

This looks wonderful! These days my busy self cooks simple stuff.