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    Ropa Vieja (Mexico)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    FolkDiva's Note:

    Tender beef is shredded and browned, then folded into warm tortillas along with crisp veggies and your choice of garnish for an upscale taco night! *Prep time does not include 30 minutes cooling.

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    Serves: 6



    Units: US | Metric

    To serve


    1. 1
      Place meat in a large pan and cover with beef stock and water. Add the carrot and half the garlic along with salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Skim the surface then recover the pan and cook the meat gently for 2 hours, or until very tender (should shred easily with a fork).
    2. 2
      Remove the pan from the heat and let the meat cool in the liquid. When cool enough to handle, remove from the liquid and shred with your fingers and a fork.
    3. 3
      Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet. Add the remaining garlic, the onions, and chilies and cook until tender and onions are soft and translucent. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
    4. 4
      Add the meat to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Transfer to a serving dish. Top with the onion mixture and surround with the tomatoes, cilantro, green onion and lime wedges. Serve with warmed tortillas. Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 10, 2009


      Mmmmm....good stuff! The beef had great flavor and the additional frying just enhanced that. I left the carrots & garlic that were cooked with the meat in when I sauteed it because I didn't want to lose that great flavor. I served with the tomato and lime (although I forgot to put them on the plate for the photo) and we really enjoyed this dish - thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ropa Vieja (Mexico)

    Serving Size: 1 (127 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 593.8
    Calories from Fat 373
    Total Fat 41.4 g
    Saturated Fat 15.2 g
    Cholesterol 151.9 mg
    Sodium 130.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 44.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    beef steaks

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