One of my favorite recipes–ropa vieja

Posted: November 8, 2008 in everyday life, recipes
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ROPA VIEJA  
  

1 to 2 lb. flank steak
Water
1/2 onion
1/4 green pepper
1 tbsp. salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled
Dash comino (cumin)

 

Put 1 to 2 pound flank steak in a large pot with lots of water. Add 1/2 onion, 1/4 green pepper, 1 tablespoon salt, 2 peeled cloves of garlic and a dash of comino. Boil until flank steak is very tender (2 to 3 hours).
ROPA VIEJA:

 

1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 c. of the meat broth
Salt
Pepper

 

Remove the flank steak from the broth and finely shred the flank steak into a pot. Add 1/2 chopped onion, 1/2 chopped green pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can tomato paste and 1 cup of the meat broth. Add salt (garlic salt) and pepper to taste. Cook together for about 45 minutes.

 

SOUP:

 

Thin noodles
Saffron
1 to 2 bay leaves

 

Use meat broth. Add thin noodles, saffron and 1 or 2 bay leaves, and cook until noodles are tender. Add salt to taste.

 

RICE:

 

Rice

 

Cook rice in normal way. Brown 1 clove of garlic in bacon grease. Add grease to the cooked rice and mix well.

 

SERVE:

 

Serve soup with lemon wedges. Serve the “Old Clothes” over or along side the rice.
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