Cuban Beef Stew Ropa Vieja


Cuban Beef Stew Ropa Vieja

Cuban Beef Stew Ropa Vieja
Cuban Beef Stew Ropa Vieja

"Ropa vieja is a comforting Cuban beef stew consisting of shredded beef, colored bell peppers, mild spices, and a tomato sauce. Translated as “old clothes” from Spanish, ropa vieja is a deliciously slow-cooked Cuban beef stew with mild flavors — nothing too strong, and not spicy either. Similar to a mild pot roast, but Cuban style. It’s often served with white rice, and sometimes with black beans and plantains. This is one of Cuba’s national dishes, and it’s affectionately called “old clothes” because the shreds of beef and bell pepper look like a mess of colorful rags. To emphasize that, I made sure to include three different colors of bell peppers in this recipe."

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The colors throughout this stew are so bright and festive. In addition to tasting great over rice or pasta, I would like to try it rolled up in a flour or corn tortilla, kind of like a beef fajita. It looks pretty inexpensive to make, since stew meat is usually priced much less per pound than other beef cuts.


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